UPDATE: As of 1:15 p.m., all southbound lanes on US-101 in San Jose are open.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – U.S. 101 southbound in San Jose blocked north of McKee Road due to a fatal traffic collision, according to California Highway Patrol. As of 9 a.m., the two right lanes are still blocked, and they are expected to remain blocked till noon.
Around 5:15 a.m., a Chevrolet Silverado hit a pedestrian who entered lanes of traffic from the right shoulder of the freeway, according to CHP.
“The pedestrian ran across the southbound lanes in an easterly direction, across the number four lane and into the number three lane, directly in front of the Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado made an abrupt tuning movement to the left but was unable to stop the right side of the vehicle from side swiping the pedestrian,” CHP stated. “After this first impact, an unknown vehicle was traveling on US-101 southbound, north of McKee Road, in the number four lane at an unknown speed, and collided with the pedestrian. As a result of this crash, the pedestrian sustained fatal injuries.”
Commuters should expect delays. Initially all lanes had been blocked.
The crash is still bein investigated; the identity of the pedestrian is still unidentified.