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One person dead after suspected freeway race

 

By Sue Dremann

and Bay City News Service

A 24-year-old San Jose man died Sunday (Feb. 27) morning and another was seriously injured when their car overturned on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in East Palo Alto, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

According to witnesses, the driver might have been racing in a silver Chevy Malibu against a black vehicle when he lost control of his car as he passed under the University Avenue overpass, hit the sound wall, and crashed on the University Avenue onramp at around 2:14 a.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said. The vehicle might have been traveling at a speed in excess of 100 mph, according to reports, Montiel said.

The driver died at the scene and the passenger, a 27-year-old man also from San Jose, was transported to Stanford hospital suffering from serious injuries, including possible head trauma, Montiel said. The victims were described as Hispanic. Both were wearing seat belts, Montiel said.

The University Avenue onramp was closed to traffic for 2.5 hours. Anyone with information regarding the other vehicle involved is

urged to call 888-TELL-CHP.

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