It was a deadly six hours on San Jose roadways overnight Wednesday as police responded to two separate fatal crashes.
The latest incident at about 5:50 a.m. Wednesday involved a motorcyclist dying after being struck by a large truck at North 10th and Commercial streets, near Highway 101, in San Jose, police said.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene. It was the 49th fatal crash and 50th victim in San Jose this year.
About six hours earlier, at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday, a driver was killed after their 1996 Toyota Camry left the roadway and slammed into a tree in the 1600 block of Saratoga Avenue in San Jose, police said.
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That victim also was pronounced dead at the scene, marking the 48th fatal crash and 49th victim in the city in 2021.
The cause of the crashes are under investigation. Anyone with information on the should contact the San José Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.