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Street race in San Jose ends with one dead


A street race in San Jose late Friday ended with one man dead, when the two cars both swerved off the road and hit trees, police said.

In a statement, San Jose police said a man driving one of the cars died at the scene. The other driver, also a man, emerged without any significant injuries and answered officers’ questions.

Authorities have not yet identified the dead man, pending notification of his relatives.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. in the area of Snell and Rosenbaum avenues.

According to police, the driver of a 1998 Honda Accord raced the driver of a 2001 Lexus GS30 north on Snell Avenue, when they both swerved off the roadway. Both cars smashed into separate trees, police said.

The Honda driver is San Jose’s 24th traffic fatality victim in 2021, and it was city’s 23rd fatal crash of the year.

Police did not identify the other driver or say whether he was cited.

The investigations is ongoing, and police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Det. Matthew Templeman at 408-277-4654.

Please check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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