Man Dies After Crashing Into Tree Along I-280

The crash occurred Wednesday morning.

A man is dead after a blown tire led to a car crash near Hillsborough Wednesday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The 21-year-old man was driving south on Interstate Highway 280 near Black Mountain Road when he lost control of his blue Toyota Supra, veered left and crashed into a tree at about 7:40 a.m., CHP officer Curtis Glace said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Glace said.

The fast lane was blocked as crews worked to clear the roadway, Glace said. The lane was reopened by about 9:40 a.m., he said.

Glace said it appeared the Toyota's rear right tire blew out, causing the crash. No other vehicles were involved. The man was driving alone, he said.

The crash remains under investigation but no drug or alcohol impairment is suspected, Glace said.

Anyone with information on the crash, or who may have witnessed it, is asked to call the Redwood City-area CHP office at (650) 369-6261.

-- Bay City News

Joanie Winters August 23, 2012 at 06:49 PM
I get it, believe me
PS August 23, 2012 at 07:58 PM
It saddens me to read part of what people are writing and i usually DO NOT post on anything.....let me put this out there....the SAD FACT is a very young man lost his life way to early. This was someones son, nephew, grandson, friend, cousin..this was a human life ....no matter what the circumstances were/are....Lets PLEASE keep those who were / are involved in this in ones thoughts and prayers! This wasnt an easy accident to see, yes i personally saw it) very heart wrenching and sad! Keep everyone involved in thoughts. Hold those you love close and never take a day for granted.
KC August 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Amen & Thank you... he was a very fine, smart, hard woking, young man who had so much more to give the world!
Antonio Catpo August 24, 2012 at 04:37 AM
I had a blown tire while driving on 280, some years ago, but I don't remember having problems slowing down and stopping on the shoulder.
Laurel August 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM
This is such a tragic loss of a young life, my deepest sympathy for the family.


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