LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — A fatal solo vehicle accident Thursday evening has shut down southbound state Highway 17 in Los Gatos, according to authorities.

CHP issued a severe traffic alert after receiving reports of an accident with injuries on southbound CA-17 south of Redwood Estates in Los Gatos that blocked all lanes.

READ MORE: Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Shop Owner Says Teen Thief Pepper Sprayed Her

Hwy 17 fatal crash (CBS)

A CHP spokesperson from the San Jose office said the first call regarding the accident was received at about 5:30 p.m. There were reports that the individual operating the vehicle was driving erratically and may have driven off the highway.

READ MORE: Santa Clara Wins NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, Topping FSU In Penalty Kick Shootout

CHP confirmed the solo crash was fatal with the male driver being the only victim in the vehicle.

The freeway was closed as CHP waited for the coroner to get to the scene.

MORE NEWS: UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire Contained In San Francisco's Bayview District

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area. There was no estimated time to reopen the roadway.