The couple were on their way to the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel when the brakes failed on the DeSoto Cab Company Dodge Intrepid in which they were traveling, police said.
The driver attempted to stop the vehicle by taking the Mariposa Street off-ramp off of Interstate 280, where he drove through a fence before crashing into a concrete highway support, according to police.
Read our earlier post on the incident today here. The Examiner also has a detailed story. Sad day.