Elderly Woman Dies in SJ Crash

Geneva Johnson became San Jose's 12th traffic-related fatality this year.

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    A woman who was killed Wednesday afternoon when a minivan crashed into a tree in South San Jose has been identified as Geneva Johnson, 82, of Morgan Hill.

    Originally, San Jose police said the victim was a 73-year-old man.

    But Friday, Sgt. Jason Dwyer said the initial information he received from the scene was incorrect. The driver lived and his passenger died.

    The 73-year-old man had been driving a 2003 Dodge minivan and lost control, swerving into a tree on  Monterey Highway near Edenview Drive, police said. Police have not yet disclosed what caused the driver to lose control.

    Johnson became San Jose's 12th traffic-related fatality this year.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758 or lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.