Accident Law in San Jose

1 Dead in Suspected DUI Crash in San Jose

Posted by sanjoseaccidentnews - April 10, 2017 12:29 pm

One person died in a multi-vehicle crash involving a suspected drunk driver in San Jose early Sunday. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Ryan Fifield, the crash occurred April 10th at 2:35 a.m. on Interstate 280 at McLaughlin Ave. One of the vehicles overturned and was blocking lanes.

According to witnesses at the scene, the driver of a gray Lexus IS was allegedly speeding and lost control of the vehicle, hitting a Honda Accord. The force of the impact sent the Honda into a guardrail before catching fire. The Lexus then hit a silver Toyota Camry that overturned.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota reportedly escaped without injuries. The driver of the Lexus was identified as Jerry Tram, 21, of San Jose. He sustained minor injuries in the collisions.

An investigation is still ongoing in order to determine all the factors that contributed to this incident. According to Fifield, after receiving treatment, Tram was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. The identities of the victims have not been released. All lanes of Interstate 280 were reopened at about 6:33 a.m.

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