Man struck and killed on Highway 101 after crashing car in Gilroy

GILROY, Calif. - UPDATE: 8/3/2018 12:04 p.m. A San Jose man was struck and killed after crashing his car on Highway 101 in Gilroy.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 53-year-old Todd Elmore of San Jose was driving northbound on Highway 101 in a black Ford Crown Victoria when he lost control and collided with the west bridge rail at the Leavesley Road over-crossing. 

The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. 

CHP said Elmore got out of his wrecked car and walked into the next lane. A driver in a 2016 Toyota was approaching and saw the accident so she swerved into the next lane to avoid a collision. As the driver of the Toyota swerved she hit Elmore. 

Elmore died at the scene. 

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in this fatal accident. 



8/3/18 1:20 a.m. -- The CHP confirms that one person died Friday night in a crash on northbound Highway 101 in Gilroy. The victim's name was not immediately available. As of 12:05 a.m. Friday, the CHP reports all lanes of the highway are open to traffic.

ORIGINAL POST -- A fatal accident shut down Highway 101, northbound, in Gilroy, Thursday night. 

California Highway Patrol reports the accident involved a wrong-way driver crashing in the northbound lanes, near Leavesley Road. 

As of 10:07 p.m., CHP reports Highway 101 North is closed for approximately two hours, with traffic being diverted. Leavesley Road is also closed eastbound, along with the Highway 101 on-ramp. 

This is a developing incident, and we will have more information as it becomes available. 

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