San Jose, CA – Authorities Identify Male Passenger Killed during Brutal Collision with Santa Clara VTA Light-Rail Train near Lincoln and Auzerais Avenues
San Jose, CA (August 7, 2018) – Local authorities have recently provided updated information about the male passenger who, along with 60-year-old David Holt, died after their vehicle collided with a train near Lincoln and Auzerais Avenues. The incident occurred last month at approximately 12:34 PM on Sunday, July 8, 2018. As of today, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the passenger as 50-year old San Jose resident Michael Davis.
As recorded in the original report, Holt had been driving a gold Buick Regal in the area of Lincoln and Auzerais Avenues when, for indeterminate reasons, he attempted to weave around the crossing arms on railroad tracks. A Santa Clara VTA light-rail train was traveling north towards the junction and collided with the Buick as it crossed the tracks.
Holt and Davis, who was riding in the Buick, died during the crash.
As a result of the impact, the VTA train was pushed off the main track. Officials confirmed no one aboard the train sustained injuries.
Presently, the San Jose Police have assumed authority over the investigation.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the families and friends of David Holt and Michael Davis and wish them strength during this tragic, difficult time.
Fatal Train and Car Collision in San Jose
Given the circumstances, officials are still unaware of why Holt drove the Buick across the railroad tracks into the path of the oncoming VTA train. As part of the ongoing investigation, authorities will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to this brutal crash.
In the event of a collision resulting in fatalities, the members of the deceased victims’ families may have the choice to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. With the assistance of a professional lawyer, these individuals can receive compensation for issues including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of loved ones.
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