The driver of a vehicle apparently participating in an illegal race died Thursday after crashing into a tree.
Police reported that two people, one driving a 1998 Honda Accord and the other driving a 2001 Lexus GS30, were traveling on Snell Avenue when they both veered off the road and collided with separate trees near Rosenbaum Avenue.
The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. Police did not say whether that driver was injured.
Authorities indicated that the evidence collected at the scene indicated that the drivers were competing.
The identity of the driver who died will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office.