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|Traffic Fatality - Oberlin Way / Beckham Drive|
Filed under Press Release, on 6/22/2012 3:23:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Jason Dwyer #3551.
|TYPE OF CRIME: Fatal Traffic Collision||CASE NUMBER: 12-173-0901|
|LOCATION: Oberlin Way / Beckham Drive||DATE: 6/21/2012 TIME: 8:23 PM|
|VICTIM: Thomas Turner||AGE: 18 (Male)|
|ADDRESS: San Jose Resident|
The San Jose Police Department is currently investigating a fatal traffic collision which involved a vehicle vs. motorcycle. On Thursday, June 21st, 2012, at approximately 8:23 PM, officers responded to the area of Oberlin Way / Beckham Drive in South San Jose on a report of a traffic collision. Upon their arrival, officers determined that a motorcycle had struck a vehicle. The 18 year old rider of the motorcycle was transported to Regional Medical Center where he was declared deceased at approximately 10:22 PM. The 18 year old female passenger on the motorcycle was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was travelling southbound on Oberlin Way when it made a westbound turn onto Beckham Drive. The motorycle then struck a silver 2005 Toyota Corolla that was being driven by an adult female. Both riders were thrown from the motorcycle. The solo female occupant in the Toyota was not injured. Neither of the motorcycle occupants were wearing safety helmets. The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation. The driver of the Toyota did not appear to be intoxicated. The sobriety level of the motorcycle rider is not known at this time.
Detectives from the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene and are handling the case.
Anyone with information about this collision is urged to contact the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit, at (408) 277-4654. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/, and may be eligible for a reward.
|BY: Sgt. Jason Dwyer #3551||AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Randol #2912|
|DATE: 6/22/2012 TIME: 4:40 PM||DATE: 5/27/2012 TIME: 4:40 PM|
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