SAN JOSE -- A 42-year-old San Jose man died Thursday evening after an early morning two-car crash that police say may be alcohol related.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office said the man -- who has not been officially identified -- died around 8:10 p.m. from injuries suffered when his Chevy Suburban was involved in wreck with a Honda CRV.

The other driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. Police said he will be arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possibly other charges related to the Chevy driver's death.

The collision was reported around 12:05 a.m. near Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue, San Jose police said.

The driver of the Honda was traveling eastbound on Coleman and the Chevy was going northbound on Almaden Expressway when they collided, according to police Sgt. Heather Randol.

It is not known which vehicle ran a red light.

Traffic investigators cordoned off traffic in multiple directions, causing congestion in the area. Police said there were initial signs that "alcohol influence is suspected in this collision."

Staff writer Mark Gomez contributed to this story. Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.



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