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Driver Killed In Milpitas Connector Ramp Crash

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(CBS)

MILPITAS (CBS SF) – A 52-year-old San Jose man died Friday morning after his car went off the roadway on a connector ramp to state Highway 237 in Milpitas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported shortly before 6:10 a.m. near the ramp from Calaveras Boulevard to westbound Highway 237.

A man driving a 1991 Toyota was in the far left lane at about 35 mph when he lost control of the vehicle, the CHP said.

The Toyota went off the roadway into a dirt embankment and overturned onto its roof.

The driver of the Toyota, who has not been identified, was not ejected but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the CHP. The driver was wearing his seatbelt.

The left lane of the ramp was closed for about two and a half hours because of the investigation into the crash.

 

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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