Cal Poly student killed by DUI suspect
July 13, 2015
A 19-year-old Cal Poly student died early Saturday morning after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Northern California. [KSBY]
Dave Go was in Hayward, his hometown, for summer break. Go was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his 20-year-old sister at the time of the crash.
While they were stopped at a red light, a speeding driver rammed into their vehicle. The suspect, 28-year-old Paul Butler, tried to flee, but police caught him.
Butler faces charges of felony DUI, felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Last month, Go completed his freshman year at Cal Poly. He finalized a major change shortly before the end of the school year and was excited to return to Cal Poly in the fall, his friends said.
Go was a member of the Pilipino Cultural exchange and Cal Poly dance groups. He is being remembered as a lover of dance and a vibrant, generous person with unique hairstyles.
The Pilipino club has set up a memorial fund in his honor.
Go is the second Cal Poly student to die in an accident this month. Shaun Xiang “Chris” Yuan died in a stairwell collapse at a Folsom apartment complex on July 3.
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