1 dead after suspected DUI crash in San Jose

SAN JOSE (KRON) — One person is dead after a suspected DUI crash early Sunday morning in San Jose, according to California Highway Patrol.

The three-car collision was reported at 2:35 a.m. on Highway 280 at McLaughlin Ave., Officer Ryan Fifield said.

The caller said a car had overturned and was blocking some lanes.

Witnesses told CHP officers that the driver of a gray Lexus IS was speeding and lost control of the car.

The Lexus allegedly hit a gray Honda Accord, which crashed into a guardrail and caught fire. The driver died, Fifield said.

The Lexus reportedly kept moving and proceeded to hit a silver Toyota Camry that overturned.

The driver escaped injury, Fifield said.

CHP officers arrested 21-year-old Jerry Tram of San Jose, who was allegedly driving the Lexus.

Tram suffered minor injuries and once he was treated he was taken to the county jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to Fifield.

CHP officials issued a Sig-alert at 2:53 a.m. because of lane closures. At 6:33 a.m., the CHP reported that all lanes were open.

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