According to news sources, a woman was killed and man seriously injured in a car crash Friday morning on Ortega Highway after their vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with a tree. The man, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
The 18-year-old male driver was traveling westbound on Ortega Highway in a Ford F-150 when the accident took place. He vehicle veered off the roadway towards the right hand shoulder before crashing into the tree.
The 45-year-old woman passenger in the vehicle was killed after sustaining fatal injuries in the crash. The driver sustained major injuries and was transported to Mission Hospital and subsequently arrested, the California Highway Patrol said.
There were no other injuries or collisions associated with the accident.
As a San Jose car accident lawyer, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this tragic nature. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a San Jose personal injury lawyer to help you proceed legally.