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GSB student charged with DUI in freeway accident


Stanford Graduate School of Business student Zachary Katz was charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning after being involved in a head-on collision on Highway 101.

Katz was allegedly driving under the influence in the wrong direction southbound on Highway 101 near Sierra Point Parkway, striking a taxicab head-on.

The passenger of the cab, 62-year-old Pedro Soldevila, was killed while the driver, 31-year-old Azmach Ejersa, suffered major injuries.

According to California Highway Patrol officer Mike Ferguson, the two people in the taxi “were not belted in.”

Katz has been charged with a DUI and will be booked into county jail after he is medically cleared.


Catherine Zaw was formerly the Managing Editor of News for Vol. 245 and Vol. 246. To contact her, please email