Pedestrian fatally hit on 280-87 connector ID’d


A pedestrian who was fatally struck on a San Jose highway connector ramp Friday morning has been by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office as 26-year-old Petros Ketema.

A multi-vehicle collision was reported on the connector ramp from northbound Interstate Highway 280 to southbound state Highway 87 at about 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Ketema, of San Jose, who was in the area at the time of the crash, was hit by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.The connector ramp and the slow lane were closed for nearly two hours after the crash.

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