SAN JOSE -- The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died early Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash as Henry Olmedo, 40, of Morgan Hill.

Olmedo was a passenger in a Toyota Avalon that crashed at 2 a.m. near Pearl Avenue and Hillsdale avenues in South San Jose, according to San Jose police. Olmedo died at the scene.

The driver was expected to be booked into county jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, according to police. The driver was first taken to Valley Medical Center to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Police believe the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Pearl and lost control as he turned onto Hillsdale. The driver hit a parked car, a collision that set off a chain reaction resulting in five parked cars being struck and damaged.

Olmedo became pinned in the passenger side of the vehicle, according to police Lt. Mike Sullivan. Fire crews got the man out after cutting the top off the Toyota.

Officers found numerous beer cans inside the vehicle, Sullivan said. Police believe the driver and passenger were involved in a "beer run" before the collision and stole the alcohol at 7-Eleven at Pearl and Branham Lane.

Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMgomez



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