Fatal Pedestrian Collision near Masten Avenue in Gilroy

GILROY, CA (December 10, 2021) – Police are investigating a fatal crash on Highway 101 that claimed the life of one person, Saturday night.

The collision occurred around 8:45 p.m., on the northbound lanes of the freeway. Dispatchers responded to the scene near Masten Avenue shortly after.

For reasons unknown, the driver of a vehicle struck a man while he was walking towards moving vehicles in the northbound lanes carrying a “white bag”.

The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office arrived at the scene around 9:13 p.m., to identify the victim.

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the pedestrian crash and the identity of the deceased victim remains unclear.


The team at Sweet James offers their sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.


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