February 26, 2024
The single-vehicle collision happened Sunday morning near Velasco Drive and Avenida Arboles, police said.

SAN JOSE – A man died Sunday morning after he crashed a stolen Kia sedan into Canoas Creek in South San Jose, police said.

The solo-vehicle collision happened around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Velasco Drive and Avenida Arboles, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Prior to the crash, officers saw the car turn into a residential neighborhood west of Snell Avenue, police said. They did not try to stop the car and lost sight of it after entering the neighborhood.

Officers found the car down a creek embankment near Velasco Drive and Avenida Arboles.

An investigation revealed that the man was speeding westbound on Avenida Arboles when he crashed through a wooden barrier and a chain link fence and into the creek embankment, according to police. The man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

The man died of his injuries at the scene, police said. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will release his identity once it is confirmed and his next of kin is notified.

The death marked the 33rd traffic fatality of the year on city streets. At this time last year, police had investigated 44 roadway deaths.

Anyone with information related to the crash can contact Detective Rachel Bowen at [email protected] or 408-277-4654. Tips can also be left with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or svcrimestoppers.org.

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