73-year-old man killed in collision with tree

April 8, 2012 1:41:05 PM PDT
A 73-year-old man was killed early this morning when he lost control of his truck and hit a tree, according to police.

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.