Teen driver dies in San Jose collision


A 17-year-old driver died Friday evening when his car collided with another car in South San Jose, according to police.

At around 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a collision involving two vehicles at Monterey Road and Daylight Way, police said.

After conducting a preliminary investigation, officers determined the collision occurred when a silver 1992 Honda Civic was traveling south on Monterey Road, approaching Daylight Way, and a black 2001 Honda Accord tried to make a left turn on northbound Monterey Road from Daylight Way, according to police.

Both drivers were taken to a hospital. The teenage driver of the Honda Civic was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His identity has not yet been released.

The driver of the Honda Accord suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision, according to police.

The incident marks the city’s 41st fatal collision this year.


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