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Driver in custody on suspicion of DUI after crash kills four passengers, injures one

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol for a crash that killed four people on southbound state Highway 85 in San Jose on Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Rabbi Kumar Khanna, a San Jose resident, was arrested after the crash reported shortly before 10:15 p.m. on southbound Highway 85 sough of Cottle Road, CHP officials said.

Khanna was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to spin out, travel toward the right-hand shoulder and then strike a sound wall.

Four passengers — three men ages 26, 26 and 25 and a 25-year-old woman — died while a fifth passenger, a 24-year-old man, was taken to Regional Medical Center of San Jose with minor injuries, according to the CHP.

The crash prompted the closure of southbound Highway 85 in the area until about 9 a.m. Thursday, CHP officials said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about it is encouraged to contact the Hollister-Gilroy-area CHP office at (408) 848-2324.

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