A two-vehicle car crash ended fatally on Sunday, September 27th in San Jose. San Jose Police Department, who was first on the scene, reported that at 8.15 a.m., a white 2007 commercial van and a red 2002 Nissan Maxima were involved in a collision between Alum Rock and Alexander Avenue. The van was driving west on Alum Rock when it ran through a red light. The Nissan car, which was heading south on Alexander Avenue, was struck by the speeding van.
The occupants of the Nissan car, a male driver and a female passenger had major injuries and were immediately transported to the nearest hospital. However, both were pronounced dead on arrival. The driver of the van, which was found to be a man of unknown age, was uninjured. He was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving.
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Source: CBS San Francisco