Daly City woman killed in I-380 head-onBy John Cot
A Daly City woman was killed on Interstate 380 in San Bruno when the car she was driving was hit head-on, authorities said today.
"There was a wrong-way driver involved," California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Schriber said today. "We're still trying to determine which person was the errant driver."
But family of the dead woman, DeKeisha Skaggs, 25, said a CHP officer had told them the car that slammed into her eastbound Volkswagen GTI late Saturday was the one driving the wrong way.
"They said she was seat-belted in, she was going the right way and the right speed," said Lemell Fowlkes, Skaggs' stepfather, who raised her from when she was 3 years old.
The CHP identified the other driver as John Paul Santos, 28. He was driving a Ford Expedition, police said. He was hospitalized at San Francisco General Hospital with major injuries.
The collision happened shortly after 11 p.m. on I-380 between El Camino Real and Highway 101.
Skaggs, the mother of a 6-year-old boy, worked as a veterinary technician in San Carlos, family members said. They aren't sure where she was going at the time, but say she might have been on her way to one of her pet-sitting jobs to give an animal its medication.
"That's the nature of the person she was," Fowlkes said.
Copyright ©2008 San Francisco Chronicle. Published 06/24/2008.