At least 1 killed in crash on Highway 101 in San Jose

Viewer Photo of fatal 101 crash in San Jose

SAN JOSE (KRON) — At least one person was killed in a car crash on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

The accident was first reported at 5:48 a.m. near the PG&E transmission substation at 150 Metcalf Road.

The collision involved at least three cars, and one of those cars caught fire.

At least one person has died, CHP officials said.

All but one lane of southbound U.S. Highway 101 was  closed in this area while police and firefighters investigated.

Traffic was backed up on Highway 101 more than a mile because of the closure, the CHP confirmed.

Today is the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and many people use Highway 101 to get there.

By 11:30 a.m., CHP announced all lanes were reopened.

Drivers should expect some residual traffic while traveling through the area.

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