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1 Dead, 2 Juveniles Hurt After Stolen Vehicle Crashes in San Jose

A male driver died and two juveniles suffered life-threatening injuries after a stolen vehicle crashed in San Jose early Wednesday, according to police.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver was traveling westbound on W. San Carlos Street just west of Bird Avenue when he lost control on an overpass, veered into the eastbound lanes, slammed into the curb and flipped down an embankment, police stated. Flames then engulfed the vehicle.

"I heard a car coming down real fast, and I heard the tires screech," witness Ahmad Martinez said. "Then I heard a loud bang. So I went outside to go check, and then I saw fire coming from the side of the hill. So I guess [the car] rolled over down the side of the hill. I could hear this lady screaming."

Two juveniles who were inside the vehicle were transported to a hospital, according to police. They were said to have life-threatening injuries.

The driver was also transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Wednesday's crash marks the 15th fatal collision in San Jose in 2018, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call 408-277-4654.

Further information was not available.

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