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Jefferson Smith Martinez Ropero Fatal Car Crash San Jose

Jefferson Smith Martinez Ropero Fatal Car Crash San Jose

Jefferson Smith Martinez Ropero, 26, Killed in San Jose Crash

SAN JOSE, CA (May 21, 2023) – Jefferson Smith Martinez Ropero was killed after a crash at Fruitdale and Leigh avenues in San Jose.

The coroner’s office identified the 26-year-old man as the victim in the fatal wreck which took place on Sunday.

The incident happened when Jefferson Smith Martinez Ropero was driving in the area of Fruitdale and Leigh avenues in San Jose. For an unknown reason, he collided with another car.

Police said the vehicles, a gray Toyota Prius and a white Toyota Corolla, crashed at the intersection. One of the cars involved then caught fire due to the impact of the collision.

3 Injured in Wreck

The Mercury News and NBC Bay Area wrote that the accident occurred on May 21 shortly after 1:30 p.m. near Sherman Oaks playground. Jefferson Smith Martinez Ropero died at the scene of the crash.

Three other people ended up hurt as a result of the wreck. A woman riding with Ropero and the male driver of the second vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries following the accident.

A juvenile passenger in the deceased motorist’s car survived the incident with major injuries. Paramedics rushed all three patients to the hospital and listed the adults in critical condition.

Meanwhile, police forced multiple roads to shut down for hours after the incident. The cause of the San Jose crash is still under investigation.


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Sources: The Mercury News and NBC Bay Area

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