According to the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office, two of the individuals involved in the early-morning collision in Sunnyvale on Monday have been identified.
The family of the victim in a wrong-way crash in San Jose has identified him as Tyler Rasay, a 28-year-old resident of South San Francisco. Rasay and Paul Dennig Jr., a 24-year-old from Mountain View, both lost their lives in the tragic accident.
At the scene, it was reported that a third victim had been declared deceased. However, the identity of the victim is currently being withheld until their next of kin can be notified.
According to reports, the crash resulted in injuries to five individuals. According to documents obtained from the California Highway Patrol, the victims were transported to Stanford Medical Center to receive medical attention for their injuries.
According to the initial investigation conducted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Ford pick-up truck driver was traveling northbound on Hwy-101 when they lost control of their vehicle. T
he incident occurred just after midnight and resulted in the truck colliding with the concrete center divider located south of the Fair Oaks Avenue exit. A domino effect occurred resulting in five additional vehicles colliding with cars on the northbound lanes.
As per reports, three drivers who were involved in a crash, stepped out of their cars when another vehicle collided with the scene. Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle and subsequently thrown into traffic on the southbound side of the highway.
Three pedestrians have been reported dead at the scene, while at least three other individuals have been transported to the hospital with injuries of unknown severity.
Law enforcement cleared the scene, resulting in the closure of the highway for several hours. According to the CHP, their officers are currently working to reconstruct the events and determine the exact sequence of events.
The involvement of alcohol or drugs in the crash remains unknown. The public is urged to reach out to the CHP San Jose office at 408-655-2620 if they have any additional details.
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