Early Sunday morning accident 101 N n...

Early Sunday morning accident 101 N near 85

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Christian K

San Jose, CA

#1 Sep 14, 2008
4 lanes were blocked-off from an early Sunday morning accident, approximately around 7:15am. Highway clean-up crew were on scene, along with 4-5 Officers. 2 Officers were taking measurements from the skid marks left by a dark black, Lexus SC300.
The vehicle was lowered, riding on from what appeared to be Volk GT-C's. There was severe damage to the front and rear of the vehicle; a complete car seat was laying face up in an empty lane, 10-15 feet away from the vehicle.
I believe this was either another case of freeway racing or drunk driving...the skid marks and damage could justify such claims. Does anyone have any information on this?
Christian K

Rohnert Park, CA

#2 Sep 15, 2008
Just updated:

Fremont man killed in 101 crash in San Jose
By Bay City News Service

A 19-year-old Fremont man who died in a crash on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose early Sunday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as Raymond Yu.

Just before 6 a.m., a 20-year-old driver traveling north on the highway in a 1997 Lexus spun out just north of Metcalf Road and came to rest in the fast lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A northbound 2002 Chevrolet van then collided with the Lexus.

Yu, a passenger in the Lexus, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in the van were taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Alcohol was not a factor in the collision, according to the CHP.
Jason B

Salinas, CA

#3 Sep 15, 2008
I witnessed this crash & wanted to know what happened. The Lexus shot past me 2-3 minutes prior to the accident. I saw 2 large columns of smoke, which alerted me to slow down. I was able to avoid the Lexus, which was sitting across the #1 lane. My wife and I went to the call box a few hundred feet away and as soon as we picked it up the van T-boned the Lexus' passenger side. I wanted to help, but it wasn't safe to be on the freeway. If anyone knows the family, please tell them my family's prayers are with them. This was truly a tragic incident and it's been hard for us to talk about.
Bernadette Ong

Newark, CA

#4 Sep 15, 2008
I Know the family of both Raymond Yu and George Bao. They are both my friends, if anyway you can give us more info, please contact me. ASAP or if anyone else has any more info please email me [email protected]
Jason B

Salinas, CA

#5 Sep 16, 2008
To answer Christian K's claims I'm prior law enforcement and don't believe it was alcohol related and there were few cars on the road. I don't know if he was racing anyone ahead of me, but he was the only car that passed me when he did. I do know that I was the first car that approached after the spin out because the smoke was just reaching above the overpass.
li miss you

Canberra, Australia

#6 Sep 18, 2008
Raymond RIP
nehs will miss you
Julie Bruechert

United States

#7 Sep 19, 2008
I was Raymond Yu's Sixth Grade teacher. I am so sorry to hear of this accident. My heart goes out to the Yu family. He was a happy, smiley boy with a mischievous way about him. He was also smart and witty. God bless you.
Sofia D

San Jose, CA

#8 Mar 17, 2009
RIP Raymond. I was blessed to have graduated high school with you. My prayers will always be with your family.

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