At least one person has died early Tuesday morning after a multiple-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 17 just south of Los Gatos, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP said the collision was first reported at 2:55 a.m. just south of the South Santa Cruz Avenue on-ramp to southbound Highway 17. The crash initially blocked all lanes, but one lane opened up as the investigation continued.
The victim was identified only as a 22-year-old man, whose name isn't yet being released. He was driving a 2017 Mazda when the vehicle veered onto the right shoulder and sloped embankment, then swerved across the highway and hit the concrete center divider and came to rest in a lane of the highway, according to the CHP.
The man may have removed his seatbelt just prior to the Mazda
being hit by a Toyota Prius, causing him to be partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP officials said.
The Santa Clara County medical examiner has been called to the scene.