Sunnyvale Truck Driver Killed in SJ ID'd

Brett Wofford was the Bay Area's first car-related fatality on July 4, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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    A man died Wednesday afternoon in San Jose, becoming the Bay Area's first car-related fatality on July 4, according to the California Highway Patrol. The roads can be dangerous on holiday weekends. Monte Francis reports. (Published Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012)

    A pickup truck driver who died on July 4 in San Jose was identified Thursday as 54-year-old Brett Wofford of Sunnyvale, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner.

    Wofford was the Bay Area's first car-related fatality on July 4, according to the California Highway Patrol, and the only one in Santa Clara County.

    CHP Officer DJ Sarabia said Wofford, who was originally reported to be a man in his late 20s or early 30s, was spotted weaving on northbound state Route 87 at Taylor Street just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, when his white Nissan truck hit the guardrail and flipped on its roof.

    Sarabia said on Thursday that there is still no evidence to show how fast the driver was traveling, or whether drugs or alcohol was involved.

    Overall, the number of DUI arrests were down this July 4 holiday in Santa Clara County. According to Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Cardoza, 34 people were arrested for driving under the influence from midnight Tuesday to midnight Wednesday this year, compared to 81 DUI arrests during the same time period last year.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758 or lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com.

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