“Francois Jouaux played just as hard as he worked, according to his family,” Jason Green reports for The Mercury News. “On Sunday, the longtime Apple software engineer was returning home from kitesurfing at Waddell Beach in Davenport when a suspected drunken driver crossed the double-yellow line on La Honda Road and hit him head-on. Jouaux, 46, of Woodside, died at the scene.”

“‘Whenever the weekend came, he didn’t just sit in front of the computer or read a book,’ said his wife, Arancha Jouaux. ‘He would just go out and have fun but in a happy way.’ Francois and Arancha met at a Mountain View restaurant in 1991, not long after they both arrived in the Bay Area to attend Stanford University. He was from France, and she from Spain,” Green reports. “They started dating in 1993 and were married in 2004. They have two boys, ages 9 and 12. ‘He was a very good person, a wonderful father,’ Arancha said.”

“Francois worked more than 20 years at Apple, most recently as a manager of a team within the maps group, his wife said,” Green reports. “On Monday, Tom Doane, 46, of El Granada, the driver of the Ford F-250 that hit Jouaux’s 1992 Honda, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter when he went to a Redwood City hospital to be treated for major hand injuries, according to the CHP,” Green reports. “Witnesses said Doane appeared intoxicated at the time of the crash. Doane was still in the hospital as of Wednesday morning, said CHP Officer Art Montiel.”

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Anyone with information about the collision can call California Highway Patrol Officer Jason Thinnes at 650-369-6261.