Accident in Campbell, Santa Clara County
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter following a crash that killed one person and seriously injured another on Thursday afternoon in Campbell.
The crash was reported around 12:50 p.m. at the intersection of San Tomas Expressway and Campbell Avenue.
The suspect, later identified as Fabian Andres Colorado, was heading north on San Tomas Expressway when he attempted to turn right onto Campbell Avenue, lost control, and hit the concrete median. According to Campbell police, Colorado was allegedly driving at a high speed and failed to negotiate the curve.
His car entered the oncoming traffic lanes on Campbell Avenue and hit three vehicles before coming to a stop, according to a police statement.
A man who was driving one of the cars died at the scene, and a woman who was traveling with him was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
No other significant injuries were reported in the collision.
"We want to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim," said Campbell Police Chief Gary Berg.
Two witnesses told NBC Bay Area on Thursday that the roof of a black Tesla was smashed after a driver of a Honda Fit came flying into the corner of Campbell Avenue and then hit the center divider.
"He came flying and made that turn and lost control," said Campbell resident Roger Moratti.
Moratti and a woman, who did not want to show her face on camera, said they both live and work in the area. They added that crashes are common in the area.
"Yes, every time on San Tomas Expressway, people drive very fast," said the female witness.
"Just two weeks ago, there was another accident here and someone got wrapped around that light pole," Moratti said.
Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (408) 866-2101.
Location: San Tomas Expressway & Campbell Avenue, Campbell, Santa Clara County, CA
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