FREMONT, Calif. (KRON) — A driver is dead after a car crash Monday night, the Fremont Police Department announced Wednesday in a press release.
The two-vehicle collision happened around 8:27 p.m. at the intersection of Niles Boulevard and Hillview Drive where one of the drivers had the Fremont Fire Department help him get out of the car.
Despite first responders attempting life-saving measures at the scene, the driver died.
The victim was a 53-year-old man from Modesto, according to the press release. The other driver involved in the crash is a 19-year-old Fremont man who was taken to a nearby trauma center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident is Fremont’s first fatal traffic collision of 2023. Police said alcohol or drugs might have been a factor in this crash.
Vehicle 1 (driver from Fremont) was going southbound on Niles Boulevard, approaching Hillview Drive. Vehicle 2 (driver from Modesto) was then going eastbound and making a left turn onto Niles Boulevard, according to a preliminary investigation by police.
The front of Vehicle 1 then crashed into the driver’s side of Vehicle 2 as both cars collided with an unoccupied parked car. Vehicle 1 was then on top of the east curb line, and Vehicle 2 stopped at a nearby residence, causing minor damage to the home.
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Neither of the drivers was identified by police. Authorities did not mention if there were any passengers in either vehicle. Fremont police will continue to investigate; they are waiting on pending toxicology reports and search warrants for medical records.