A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of felony DUI following a two-car crash on state Highway 85 in San Jose late Thursday night that killed a 19-year-old man, California Highway Patrol officials said today. Kylendra Kumar, 27, of San Jose, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail this morning after being treated for injuries suffered in the rollover crash reported at 11:28 p.m. Thursday on the northbound side of Highway 85 south of Camden Avenue, according to the CHP.
When officers arrived, a black 2010 Nissan was resting on its wheels on the highway’s right shoulder and a red 1966 Volkswagen Beetle was on its roof and blocking the first and second lanes, CHP officials said. First responders at the scene gave medical aid to Kumar for minor injuries and tried to extract the other driver from the Volkswagen, according to the CHP. Kumar and the badly injured victim were eventually transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where the Volkswagen driver later died, CHP officials said.
The name of the victim, a 19-year-old man from San Jose, has not been released as of this morning, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office. An investigation indicated that Kumar had driven the Nissan into the rear of the Volkswagen and both vehicles veered out of control, with at least one driving up the dirt embankment on the shoulder and both cars overturning, CHP officials said.
After Kumar was treated at the hospital and cleared by medical personnel, CHP officers took him to the county jail, where he was booked on suspicion of felony DUI. The crash caused the closure of northbound Highway 85 for about two and a half hours. Traffic was diverted to Almaden Expressway until the highway reopened early this morning, according to the CHP.
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