SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — A 40-year-old San Jose man was killed after leaving his car following a freeway crash early Sunday near downtown, the California Highway Patrol said.

Investigators said the man was driving a 1972 Chevy Impala that entered northbound Interstate Highway 280 from the Fourth Street on-ramp and was crossing lanes when the car was hit by a Toyota Prius about 2:20 a.m.

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Both cars ended up in the far left lane and center median, and the drivers got out of their cars.

They were standing near the wreck when a BMW sedan came up in the left lane and hit both cars at high speed, the CHP said.

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The Impala driver, who had been standing near his car, was ejected over the guardrail and into a parking lot below. He died at the scene. His name was not released pending notification of next of kin.

Two men in the BMW suffered minor injuries.

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CHP said whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash remained under investigation.