Driver killed, passenger injured with big-rig on HWY 101

MORGAN HILL (BCN) — A driver was killed and his passenger was injured in a collision with a big-rig early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 101 in Morgan Hill, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver was identified today as 28-year-old Joseph Young of Hollister, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

Around 1:45 a.m., Young was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic on southbound Highway 101 north of East Dunne Avenue and crashed into the rear of a 2012 Freightliner truck traveling at about 60 mph in the same lane, CHP officials said.

Young was ejected from the vehicle and died of his injuries, according to the CHP.

His passenger, a 28-year-old Hollister woman, suffered major injuries and was transported to Regional Medical Center of San Jose, CHP officials said.

A 39-year-old Monterey man who drove the big-rig was not injured, according to the CHP.

Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision, CHP officials said.

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