Fatal car accident on US Highway 101 in San Jose

SAN JOSE (KRON) — ¬†Saturday night San Jose police responded to a woman involved in a fatal car accident on Highway 101 in San Jose at 11:51 p.m.

CHP dispatchers received a call of a traffic collision on northbound US Highway 101, north of Capitol Expressway, according to CHP officials.

When officers arrived, they found a silver Honda Civic with its left side against a tree. Officers determined the vehicle had been driving on the highway at a high rate of speed, CHP officials said.

At some point, the driver of the vehicle made an unsafe movement and lost control, CHP officials said.

As a result, the vehicle left the roadway and the left side of the vehicle struck a tree on the right shoulder, according to CHP officials.

One of the vehicle’s passengers, a minor, was taken to Valley Medical Center for minor injuries.

The driver, a 34-year-old Hispanic female, was declared dead at the scene, according to CHP.

The number four and five lanes were closed for approximately two and half hours.

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