A young man killed while driving a stolen SUV that crashed during a high-speed chase with San Jose police Sunday has been identified as Adrian Gamboa of Morgan Hill, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office reported today.
Gamboa, 20, died when the SUV he was driving went out of control in the 5400 block of Monterey Road after he tried to evade capture from police officers, police said.
Gamboa was pronounced dead at the crash scene and two other passengers in the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The car chase began when officers tried to conduct a routine traffic stop of an SUV at about 11:10 p.m. in the area of Capitol Expressway and Towers Lane, police said.
The driver of the dark-colored SUV, which had been reported stolen out of San Jose, then tried to run over an officer, who leapt out of the way, police said.
Patrol officers drove after the SUV as it headed south on U.S. Highway 101 toward Blossom Hill Road.
The driver turned off the vehicle's headlights to evade police before finally losing control and crashing on Monterey Road.
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