Boy dies after crashing into tree in San Jose

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SAN JOSE (KRON) — A 17-year-old boy was killed when he drove into a tree in San Jose on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Officers responded around 4:30 p.m. to a report of a car that crashed into a tree at Murillo Avenue and Rose Terrasse Circle, police said.

The teen was driving a red 1999 Honda Accord on southbound Murillo Avenue when he lost control. The car slid off the road and into a tree, police said.

Fire crews called to the scene used the Jaws of Life to extricate the boy, who was trapped in the vehicle, according to police.

The teen was transported to a hospital where he later died. His name won’t be released until the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office notifies his next of kin.

The boy was the 39th person killed in a crash on city streets this year, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police Detective Brian McMahon at (408) 277-4654. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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