1 dead in San Jose Highway 101 crash

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A fatal crash on Highway 101 in San Jose left one deceased. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the weather conditions at the time of the incident were “raining, cold, wet.” 

At around 1 a.m., Saturday, a man was driving a 2020 Toyota Camry northbound on Highway 101 near the Brokaw Road exit. 

“For an unknown reason, the driver of the Toyota Camry made an unsafe turning movement to the right, allowing the vehicle to veer right,” the CHP wrote.

The Toyota collided with a 2023 Tesla Model Y and swerved out of control. The Toyota crashed into a wooden traffic sign pole, descended down a dirt embankment at the North First Street onramp, and flipped.

San Jose firefighters declared the Toyota driver dead at the crash scene. 

CHP said it’s unclear how fast the Toyota traveled on Highway 101 before the crash. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor. 

The 45-year-old driver behind the Tesla was uninjured. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.