2 killed when stolen vehicle slams into light pole in San Jose
The juvenile driver of a stolen vehicle slammed into a light pole in San Jose early Friday, killing two passengers as the vehicle burst into flames, police said.
The driver, who was identified only as a male juvenile, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, the San Jose Police Department said.
The crash occurred around 4:20 a.m. near Cottle and Blossom Hill roads, police said.
The 2018 Hyundai sedan, which was reported stolen out of Santa Clara County, was apparently traveling at a high speed when it veered off the road and struck a light pole, police said. The vehicle burst into flames.
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A male passenger was declared dead at the scene and a female passenger died after being transported to an area hospital, officials said.
The driver of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle and two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
The incident represents the first fatal crash of 2023 in San Jose, police said.
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