Three-Vehicle Accident on Highway 17 in Los Gatos Kills 1 and Injures 2
LOS GATOS, CA (June 7, 2021) – One person was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 17 in Los Gatos Saturday morning, June 5.
The accident happened around 8:10 a.m. near Bear Creek Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, a septic tanker was traveling on Black Road, which runs perpendicular to Highway 17. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle’s brakes.
The septic tanker continued across a frontage road and through a barrier separating it from the highway. It then collided with a Mercedes-Benz and a pickup truck traveling south.
As a result, the driver of the pickup truck suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The drivers of the Mercedes and the tanker sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Crews closed all southbound lanes of Highway 17 near Bear Creek while they cleared the wreckage, including a spill from the septic tanker.
At this time, the accident is under investigation.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim.
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