Two northbound lanes on Hwy 101 blocked after fatal accident

An accident closed two lanes of northbound Highway 101 near the San Jose International Airport on Nov. 23, 2016. (KGO-TV)

A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into the center divider on U.S. Highway 101 and landed on the roadway in San Jose this afternoon,
according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers responded to a report of a person on the road on northbound Highway 101 north of Interstate Highway 880 near North First Street around 2:15 p.m., CHP officials said.

A man was driving a Harley-Davidson or a similar brand motorbike on southbound Highway 101 when he crashed into the center guardrail, CHP
Officer Ross Lee said.

The motorcyclist, possibly in his 60s, ended up in the far left northbound lane and was pronounced dead at the scene, Lee said.

It's not clear what circumstances led up to the crash, Lee said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 2:46 p.m. closing two northbound lanes that were estimated to reopen by 4:30 p.m., CHP officials said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the CHP San Jose area office at (408) 467-5400

Stay with ABC7 News for more information on this developing story.
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