As reported in San Jose examiner on 10/28/2011, Highway 101 in South San Jose was shut down for an hour last week when a motorcyclist was killed on the highway.
The California Highway Patrol reports that Hoc Nguyen, 28, was headed southbound on his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle last Thursday at about 11 p.m. when he struck some ladders that had fallen onto the freeway. The incident resulted in a crash that sent the San Jose man flying into oncoming traffic where he was hit by a car.
The driver of the car, a 63-year-old Gilroy man, remained on scene and was not injured or charged with any crime.
The CHP investigation revealed that Nguyen was driving at about 70 mph at the time of the crash, authorities said Tuesday. It is believed that he landed two lanes away from the initial crash site near Metcalf Road.
It is unknown how the fiberglass ladders, which were partially blocking two lanes, wound up on the freeway.