2 dead in Hwy. 237 crash

October 13, 2008 5:26:40 PM PDT
Highway 237 in San Jose reopened Monday morning after two people died and four children were sent to the hospital from a vehicle collision on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A coupe rear-ended a Ford Explorer, causing the Explorer to overturn around 9:30 p.m. at North First Street on the eastbound side of the highway, San Jose Fire Capt. Barry Stallard.

A male and female in their late teens or early 20s were in the Explorer and pronounced dead at the scene, Stallard said.

Four children, ages 5 to 15, were also in the Explorer and transported to local hospitals in critical condition, Stallard said.

Two people were in the coupe and were not seriously injured, according to Stallard.

All lanes of eastbound Highway 237 were shut down until just after midnight, according to the California Highway Patrol.