SAN JOSE -- A motorcyclist was struck and killed late Friday in San Jose after a car traveling in the opposite direction veered over the dividing line, San Jose police said Saturday.
The driver of the motorcycle, 60-year-old Noel Reynoso of Santa Clara, was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit in what became a multivehicle accident about 9:43 p.m. Police said they got a 911 call about a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and several vehicles on the 1400 block of White Road in East San Jose. When they arrived, officers found Reynoso lying on the pavement with several damaged vehicles around the area.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead by rescue workers at 9:56 p.m.
Traffic investigators with the San Jose Police Department responded to the scene to take over the investigation and determined that a Lexus was traveling northbound on White Road when it crossed into the southbound lane and collided with the motorcyclist who was traveling southbound on White Road.
Police said alcohol was a factor in the collision. The driver of the vehicle that collided with the motorcyclist was transported to a hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. That driver, who was identified initially only as 23-year-old male, was later booked into the Santa Clara County Jail ï»¿on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and hit-and-run charges.
Staff writer Troy Wolverton contributed to this story. Contact Patrick May at 408-920-5689 or follow him at Twitter.com/patmaymerc