Lanes of Highway 152 have begun to open at Lovers Lane in Gilroy after a fatal crash and a vehicle fire, CHP officials said.
According to the CHP, the collision occurred at 5:11 p.m. on Highway 152 just west of Lovers Lane. An unknown model of Jaguar that was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a GMC van.
Following that collision, the Jaguar hit a tractor trailer and was sent into a retaining wall. Both the Jaguar and the GMC van caught fire, officials said. The male driver of the Jaguar was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials have not released his identity.
The driver of the GMC van suffered major internal injuries and was taken to San Jose Regional Medical Center, authorities confirmed.
The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.