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Motorcyclist killed in crash along Moorpark Avenue in San Jose

Raw Video: Scene of fatal motorcycle crash in San Jose
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SAN JOSE -- A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an automobile in San Jose Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 12:10 p.m. in the area of S. Monroe Street and Moorpark Avenue just west of the Interstate Highway 280/880 exchange.

Scene of a fatal motorcycle crash at  S. Monroe Street and Moorpark Avenue in San Jose, August 24, 2022. CBS

San Jose police said a preliminary investigation indicated a man riding 2001 Ducati motorcycle eastbound on Moorpark at a high rate of speed collided with a 2013 Nissan sedan heading westbound Moorpark when it made a left turn onto southbound Monroe Street. 

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A juvenile female passenger in the Nissan was also hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. The man driving the Nissan was not injured.

The victim's identity was withheld until his family was notified.

Anyone with information on this investigation was urged to contact Detective Dellicarpini #4103 of the San José Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit at or 408-277-4654.

It was the 42nd fatal traffic collision of 2022 and the 44th victim, police said.

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