Fatal Accident Claims San Jose Man

Another teen was taken to the hospital with major injuries.

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    A group of friends in San Jose just witnessed the unimaginable: firefighters removing the body of one of their friends who had been stuck under the SUV they had all been in just an hour before.

    There were eight people in a Chevy Trailblazer, possibly returning from a weekend getaway, when it lost control while traveling north-bound on the Highway 101 off ramp toward Capitol Expressway.

    California Highway Patrol officers said the road was wet, the driver was speeding and no one was wearing a seatbelt.

    Once the SUV hit the mud, it got stuck in a ditch and flipped over several times, ejecting one man. Two other people were taken to the hospital, one with major injuries.

    Family and friends have been arriving on the scene to console one another. Once the body and car were removed, about 12 of them stood in a circle, praying over the spot where their loved one had died.

    CHP doesn't believe alcohol played a role.