One dead after car slams into tree in San Jose

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ByAmy Hollyfield KGO logo
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Driver fatally crashes into tree in San Jose
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A driver fatally struck a tree in San Jose and a police officer was injured securing the scene.

SAN JOSE (KGO) -- A driver died early this morning after crashing into a tree in San Jose on Santa Teresa Boulevard and Miyuki Drive.

The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not determined if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

An officer who was providing a perimeter for the scene was struck in his vehicle by another car. The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

One block of Santa Teresa Boulevard was temporarily closed off for the investigation.