Man Killed, Woman Badly Injured in Car Crash on Highway 87
LOCATION: San Jose
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, January 5th
January 6, 2019 – A fatal traffic collision occurred on Highway 87 near Taylor Street off-ramp Saturday evening, according to a local news source.
Preliminary investigation revealed an SUV was heading north on the highway when he encountered backed-up traffic at the Taylor Street offramp. The driver, whose identity remained undisclosed, apparently swerved to avoid hitting the stopped traffic but ended up veering into a sound wall at the interchange.
Deadly Car Accident in San Jose Saturday
Officials determined there were four or five people in the SUV at the time of the accident. When responding emergency teams arrived at the location, they found a male passenger dead. The name of the fatality remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
In addition, a woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered critical injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. No one else in the SUV had any apparent injuries.
At this time, the detectives handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the accident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.