Suspect chased by deputies in stolen car crashes, dies in San Jose

One suspect in a stolen car died Friday morning after being chased by Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies in North San Jose, officials said. Three people in another car were injured in the crash.

The traffic fatality was reported near North 1st Street and Montague Expressway at 1:19 a.m., San Jose police said.

According to authorities, deputies were chasing a 2014 Honda CRV reported stolen at either knife or gunpoint, 10 days ago outside the Sheriff's Office.  

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The driver, speeding southbound on North 1st, ran a red light at Montague Expressway and hit a white Toyota that had a green light, authorities said.

The suspect vehicle then crashed into the Montague Square business park and died. 

He had three other passengers in the car; a man and two girls. These passengers were taken to the hospital but do not have life-threatening injuries, police said.  

The driver of Toyota suffered minor injures, and was taken to local hospital. Police said he is expected to live. 

This is the 27th fatal collision, and 29th traffic death of 2022.

The identity of the Honda driver will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office after they confirm his identity and notify next of kin.