One unidentified person was killed due to a deadly street racing accident in San Jose on Thursday night, June 10th.
The accident transpired at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Snell Avenue near The Woods Drive in San Jose, just south of E. Capitol Expressway.
A 1998 Hond Accord and a 2001 Lexus GS30 were racing against each other on the northbound lanes of Snell Avenue.
Both of the drivers later lost control of their vehicles and swerved into two separate trees. The Honda driver sustained fatal injuries from the crash. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Information about the crash is limited at the moment.
Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that wish to provide additional information about the accident are urged to contact Det. Matthew T. at 408-277-4654.
Fatal Speeding-Related Accident Statistics
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