SAN JOSE (BCN) — A motorcyclist died after colliding with a garbage truck pulling out of a business yard in San Jose early Wednesday morning, police said.

The collision was reported at 5:36 a.m. in the area of North 10th and Commercial streets, near the interchange between U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate Highway 880.

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Officers responded and determined a 2013 Peterbilt garbage truck was turning left out of the yard on the west side of North 10th Street and the motorcyclist, traveling north on the street, struck the driver’s side of the truck, according to police.

The motorcycle rider died at the scene and his name was not immediately released.

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No other details were released as of midday Wednesday about the case, the 49th fatal collision on San Jose city streets in 2021.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Detective Templeman of the department’s traffic investigations unit at (408) 277-4654.


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