San Jose man killed, woman injured in fatal collision

SAN JOSE (BCN)

A 69-year-old San Jose man was killed in a collision on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in East San Jose Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The deceased victim was driving south of Taylor Street in a 1988 Ford around 12:30 p.m. when he apparently swerved to the right and struck a Lexus SUV in the next lane, according to the CHP.

The two vehicles went out of control after the collision and ran off the right side of the road.

The Ford ran down a dirt embankment and struck a tree, killing the driver, the CHP said.

The Lexus also went down the embankment, overturned and came to rest against a tree. The driver, 49-year-old Thanhha Thi Tran of San Jose, sustained major injuries, officials said.

The deceased victim has been identified as 69-year-old Arthur Mena Licon.

The collision and investigation blocked a lane on the freeway for three and a half hours.

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