Victims in the fatal Hwy-101 crash in Sunnyvale identified

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The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office identified two of the victims in Monday‚Äôs morning crash in Sunnyvale.

Tyler Rasay, 28, and Paul Dennig Jr, 24, died in the crash. 

A third victim was also pronounced deceased, but their identity is withheld until their next kin can be notified. 

Five others were injured in the crash. According to the California Highway Patrol documents, the injured victims were taken to Stanford Medical Center for treatment. 

Initial CHP investigation reveals that the driver of a Ford pick-up truck lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the concrete divider south of the Fair Oaks Avenue exit. 

The crash caused a domino effect, and five more vehicles collided. 

Three drivers involved in the crash got out of their cars when another vehicle crashed into the scene. Three pedestrians were struck and died on the scene. At least three other people were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. 

CHP says their officers are still trying to piece together exactly what happened. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. 

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the CHP San Jose office at 408-655-2620.


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