SAN JOSE -- A 69-year-old San Jose man was killed in a crash on Highway 101 north of McKee Road that sent two cars into a roadside tree Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision between a white Ford Mustang and Lexus SUV was reported at 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes just south of Taylor Street.
The man driving the Mustang was north of the McKee Road off-ramp when he "made an unsafe turning movement" from a middle lane to the adjacent slower lane and collided with the Lexus, according to a CHP report.
Both cars careened across the highway and catapulted down a dirt embankment. The Mustang's driver side hit a eucalyptus tree, killing the driver. The Lexus overturned and also hit a tree; the driver, a 49-year-old San Jose woman, suffered a broken arm.
The far-right lane near the crash site was closed for 3 1/2 hours to allow access for emergency vehicles, which included the San Jose Fire Department. Major delays were reported in and around the area, including on the Interstate 880 connector.