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One person was killed and eight were injured Monday evening on state Highway 152 east of Gilroy after a tractor-trailer triggered a crash with eight other vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP was dispatched at 5:23 p.m. Monday to the crash scene on Highway 152 east of Ferguson Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County to find one person dead after being badly burned inside a car, CHP Officer Amy Tritenbach.
According to an initial investigation, the CHP determined that the tractor-trailer driven by Gregory Wells, 49, of Madera, was heading west on the highway approaching traffic that had slowed or stopped at a red light at the intersection at Ferguson Road.
Wells failed to stop and collided with the rear and sides of several cars on the westbound side of the roadway, then veered left toward the eastbound lanes where he hit the sides of other cars there, Tritenbach said.
Wells' big-rig pushed a sedan on the eastbound side of the highway into an agricultural field where it came to a stop, according to the CHP.
A fire then engulfed the sedan and the cab of Wells' vehicle. Two bystanders removed Wells from his truck, CHP officials said.
Emergency personnel pronounced the driver of the sedan dead at the scene. The person was too badly burned for the CHP to even identify their gender, Tritenbach said.
Of the eight others injured, three suffered major injuries, including a 59-year-old Fremont man, and a 58-year-old man from San Martin.
The CHP is still trying to piece together what happened and will again interview Wells, who suffered minor injuries, Tritenbach said.
"Obviously, this is going to be a long investigation," she said.
The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office is not able to provide any information on the person killed until their family members are notified, an employee at the office said.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:13:51 -0700
A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood Monday night, police said Tuesday.
The man and a male suspect were arguing around 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Mason Street when the suspect shot at the victim, hitting him in his torso and hand, police said.
The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The suspect drove away in a white four-door car and had not been caught as of this morning, according to police.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:05:55 -0700
President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday night for a short fundraising visit in the South Bay.
Obama is slated to arrive on Air Force One around 9 p.m. ahead of a Wednesday reception and luncheon to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the Los Altos Hills home of Judy and George Marcus.
George Marcus is the founder of the real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap.
Other dignitaries expected at the 10:15 a.m. fundraiser include House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, and DCCC chairman Steve Israel.
According to an event invitation, ticket prices started at $10,000 for lunch and a photo with Obama. A $32,400 ticket includes entrance to a VIP reception, lunch and a photo.
Protesters supporting net neutrality plan to demonstrate outside the presidential visit between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The group, organized by MoveOn.org, is urging Obama to support unrestricted, equal access to the Internet.
Organizers have said they are demanding Obama keep his promise to preserve the "open Internet" and publicly state that he supports the Federal Communications Commission treating the Internet as a public utility.
Net neutrality advocates have been rallying against FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to create a two-tiered system that would allow service providers to offer faster connection speeds for fee-paying content providers and a second, slower speed for others.
Obama will continue onto Los Angeles on an early Wednesday afternoon flight from SFO to end a three-day West Coast fundraising trip.
He will be in Seattle Tuesday before flying to the Bay Area.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:50:13 -0700 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories