SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 22-year-old Morgan Hill man was killed after being ejected and struck by another vehicle in a multiple-vehicle collision in San Jose early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred at about 12:42 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 in San Jose, the CHP said. The driver of a 2010 Hyundai Accent was reported driving at a high-rate of speed when he collided into the rear of a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander.READ MORE: Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged Drought
The Accent then spun out and was struck on its right side by a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia big rig, which caused the sedan to overturn and catch fire.READ MORE: Red Flag Warning Now in Effect for North and East Bay Hills Through Weekend
At some point during the two collisions, the driver of the Hyundai — who wasn’t named — was ejected from the vehicle and onto the roadway, where he was struck by a 2012 Mazda 3. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The CHP said the Santa Clara County’s medical examiner office will determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision. None of the other drivers involved in the collision were suspected to be under the influence, nor were they injured.MORE NEWS: Fatal Rollover Crash Closes Portion of Highway 101 in San Jose Friday Night
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