73-year-old man killed in collision with tree

SAN JOSE, Calif.

The Santa Clara resident was heading south on Interstate Highway 280 when he failed to negotiate the merge on to southbound state Highway 17 at about 7:55 a.m., according to San Jose police.

The 1983 Chevrolet pickup skidded on to an embankment and struck a tree, police said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol was not considered to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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