Miguel Rodriguez and Ernesto Chapa Killed in Car Crash at Snell and Rosenbaum Saturday
SAN JOSE, Ca (August 31, 2019) – Two people died after an alleged street racing activity ended in a traffic collision in the area of Snell and Rosenbaum avenues Saturday evening.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the fatalities as 33-year-old Miguel Angel Rodriguez, and 26-year-old Ernesto Chapa, both from San Jose.
According to the Mercury News, a black 2014 Jeep and a gray BMW appeared to be racing in South San Jose around 6:30 p.m. Investigators believed the driver of the Jeep lost control when they approached the intersection, leading to the crash.
Possible Hit-and-Run Accident in San Jose, August 31
First responders found the Jeep smashed into a tree on the east side of Snell. Meanwhile, the BMW apparently stopped and three people got out and looked at the accident scene. The people then reportedly drove away without rendering aid to the victims.
Our sources indicated two people in the Jeep died as a result of the collision. The identities of the fatalities remained unknown, but officials briefly described them as adult males.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
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