San Jose Police on Sunday released details on the cause of a Piedmont Road crash that left a woman dead and her passenger seriously injured on Saturday night.
Police said a 2008 Audi sedan driven by a woman with a female passenger was traveling westbound on Suncrest Avenue at a high rate of speed when the driver ran a red light at the intersection of Piedmont Road and hit a 2016 Honda that was southbound on Piedmont Road.
The Audi left the road and struck two trees at Gurney Court and Berryessa Road.
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The woman driving the Audi was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The man driving the Honda suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
This is the 11th fatal traffic collision and the 12th traffic-related death of 2022.
The victim's identity will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office after next of kin is notified.
Anyone with information on this incident can contact Detective Malvido of the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.