14-Year-Old Joseph Gavin Identified in Fatal Solo-Car Crash in San Jose
SAN JOSE, CA (February 9, 2023) – The San Jose Police Department identified 14-year-old Joseph Gavin as the victim who died in a stolen car crash on Cottle Road on January 27.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened at Blossom Hill Road around 4:20 AM. Based on a report, Gavin and a girl were passengers of a juvenile who was driving a stolen Hyundai sedan at high speeds on Cottle prior to the crash.
Subsequently, officers said the car crashed into a light pole on the southeast corner of the on-ramp to Blossom Hill. The crash caused the car to burst into flames.
As a result, Gavin and the girl died in the incident.
Officers said the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers arrested and booked the driver in Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for driving a stolen vehicle and two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
As of now, an investigation into the case is ongoing. In addition, no other details are available.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of Joseph Gavin.
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