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Three-Car Collision on Santa Clara Street Kills Ravneel Vilash

SAN JOSE, CA (September 7, 2021) 22-year-old Ravneel Vilash of Hayward, lost his life Thursday night after a multi-vehicle crash on Santa Clara Street.

The accident happened around 10:32 p.m. September 2, in the area of East Santa Clara Street.

According to police, a driver in a 2005 BMW sedan ran through a red light and collided with a gray 2010 Nissan SUV traveling south for unknown reasons.

Following that, the Nissan collided with a sidewalk barrier and a storefront, while the BMW ricocheted into a black 2012 Acura SUV.

After the collision, the driver of the BMW fled the scene, leaving a fatally injured occupant of the Nissan.

Authorities later identified the deceased victim as Ravneel Vilash, a 22-year-old man from Hayward.

Meanwhile, paramedics took the driver and another passenger of the Nissan to a hospital with moderate to severe injuries. Fortunately, the Acura driver was unharmed.

At this time, the CHP will continue to investigate the two-vehicle crash on Santa Clara Street.

Anyone with information on the driver and details of this fatal accident id ask to call the SJPD traffic investigations unit Detective Eliseo Malvido at 408-277-4654.


Our law firm sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Ravneel Vilash who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


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