A San Jose resident was killed Tuesday while examining his truck on the shoulder of southbound Highway 101. His Dodge Ram pickup was rear-ended by a Toyota Camry driven by 18-year old San Ramon resident Theodore Liang. The collision caused the truck to strike the 54 year old victim, throwing him 75 feet. He died at the scene.
Witnesses say the Camry did not slow down before the collision, which occurred at 55 MPH. The collision caused the gas tank of the pickup to rupture, and firefighters were called to clean-up the leaked fuel, tying up traffic for hours.
After interviewing the driver and examining the collision, investigators said it was not clear whether the Camry veered on to the shoulder intentionally. The driver was not injured, and was not detained after being questioned by authorities. However the driver was reported missing at about 6:30 A.M. by his brother, who said Theodor was despondent and likely at risk.
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(Source: San Ramon Express, Mercury News)