SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A fatal crash blocked a portion of Montague Expressway in San Jose early Friday morning.
San Jose police said the collision involving two vehicles happened in the area of Montague and N. 1st St. in North San Jose. at around 1:19 am
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The preliminary investigation indicated a 2014 Honda CRV with carrying four people was headed southbound on N. 1st St. and ran the red light at Montague, colliding with a 2022 Toyota sedan heading west on Montague with a green light, according to police.
The adult male driver of the Honda sustained major injuries and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Three passengers, one adult male and two juvenile females, were also taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The adult male driver of the Toyota was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash shut down Montague Expressway in both directions. Hours later, morning traffic was still impacted as police conducted the investigation.
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San Jose police said details on events prior to the collision would be addressed by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
KCBS Radio reported the crash was the result of a police chase involving a carjacking.
#SanJose: Montague Expressway is closed in both directions at 1st Street due to a crash that was the result of a police chase involving a car jacking. Avoid the intersection. Trimble or Tasman are good alternates now. #KCBSTraffic
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– KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (CKCBSAMFMTraffic) April 22, 2022
Police said it was the 27th fatal collision and the 29th traffic death of 2022.
Anyone with information about the crash was urged to contact Detective Bowen # 4461 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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