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San Jose Fatal Car Crash Interstate 280 Near Fourth Street

San Jose Fatal Car Crash Interstate 280 Near Fourth Street

San Jose crash Interstate 280

1 Killed, 2 Injured in San Jose Fatal Crash on Northbound Interstate 280

SAN JOSE, CA (August 1, 2021) – A car crash killed one person and injured two others on the Interstate 280 in San Jose.

According to the East Bay Times and NBC Bay Area, the tragic accident occurred early Sunday. Officers reported the wreck at around 2:20 a.m.

The incident began when a 1972 Chevy Impala drove onto the northbound Interstate 280 from the Fourth Street on-ramp in San Jose. In the process, a Toyota Prius collided with the Chevy.

Both cars came to a stop in the far left lane and their drivers exited soon after. At the same time, a 2008 BMW 328i sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The BMW then slammed into the two stopped vehicles. The California Highway Patrol said one of the vehicles involved struck the male driver of the Impala.

Multiple Cars Collide Near Fourth Street

The 40-year-old man ended up thrown off the elevated freeway and landed in a parking lot below. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The 24-year-old Sunnyvale man driving the BMW and his passenger, a 24-year-old San Jose man, sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Paramedics took them to the Regional Medical Center for complaints of pain. The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released.

Meanwhile, CHP forced the northbound lanes of the Interstate 280 to shut down for hours following the San Jose crash. Officers believed alcohol played a role in the collision.

The fatal wreck is still under investigation.


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