Single Car Crash in SJ Kills One, Injures Two

The car involved was barely recognizable as a car.

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    TK
    NBC Bay Area

    An 18-year-old woman was killed and two other people were hurt overnight in a single car crash in San Jose.

    San Jose police said a man driving a 1997 Acura hit a tree on Ruby Avenue near the intersection of Norwood Avenues in what appeared to be a violent collision.

    People who live close by said the impact woke them up because it sounded like an explosion.

    The crash happened around 1 a.m.

    Police and firefighters were still on the scene of the crash at 10:30 a.m. 

    The car was barely recognizable as a car, according to witnesses on the scene Sunday morning, who said they were surprised anyone could have survived such a crash.

    The photo (right) shows the damage. The tree that did the damage is just off screen to the left.

    The driver, 19, and a second female passenger, 31, were hurt in the crash and were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The extent of their injuries was not known.

    The still unidentified 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said they did not know if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

    The name of the woman who died is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The relationship between the three people was not immediately released.
       
    Bay City New contributed to this report.