Motorcyclist dies in collision with 2 vehicles on Capitol Freeway on Friday – NBC Bay Area


A motorcyclist died in a collision with two other vehicles on the Capitol Expressway near the Highway 87 exit in San Jose around 6:15 p.m. Friday, police said.

The motorcyclist was traveling at high speed eastbound on the Capitol Expressway. He was trying to separate lanes No.1 and No.2, according to police.

The motorcycle struck a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck that was in Lane 1, police said, and the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle. A second vehicle, a 2020 Tesla Model Y, was traveling on lane 2 and struck the motorcyclist, police said.

The man driving the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The drivers of the van and the Tesla remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

Police said it was the 57th fatal collision and the 59th victim of 2021.

The victim’s name will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office once their identity has been confirmed and their family notified.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Detective Malvido of the Traffic Investigations Unit of the San Jose Police Department at (408) 277-4654.


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