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Traffic Fatality -1500 Block of Almaden Expressway
Filed under Press Release, on 7/31/2012 11:03:00 AM by Author: Sergeant Jason Dwyer #3551.

TYPE OF CRIME: Fatal Traffic Collision CASE NUMBER: 12-212-0717
LOCATION: 1500 Block of Almaden Expressway DATE: 7/30/2012 TIME: 6:05 PM
VICTIM: Withheld pending coroner notifications of next of kin AGE:  59 (Male)
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident

San Jose:
The San Jose Police Department is currently investigating a fatal traffic collision which involved a vehicle vs. motorcycle.  On Monday, July 30th, 2012, at approximately 6:05 PM, officers responded to the area of Almaden Avenue and Vine Avenue on a report of a traffic collision.  Upon their arrival, officers determined that a motorcycle had struck a vehicle.  The 59 year old rider of the motorcycle was declared dead at the scene at approximately 6:30 PM.  
The preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was travelling northbound on Almaden Expressway and the involved SUV, a white 2001 GMC Yukon, was travelling southbound.  The SUV then made an eastbound (left) turn into the Italian Gardens apartment complex.  At this time, the two vehicles collided.  The 32 year old female driver of the Yukon remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  The driver of the Yukon did not appear to be intoxicated.  The sobriety level of the motorcycle rider is not known at this time.  The cause of the collision remains under investigation.   
Detectives from the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene and are handling the case.  This incident marks San Jose's 17th traffic fatality of 2012.
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:, and may be eligible for a reward.
BY: Sgt. Jason Dwyer #3551 AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. Rick Delisser #3288
DATE: 7/31/2012 TIME: 1:40 PM DATE: 7/31/2012 TIME: 1:40 PM


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