San Jose: Oak Grove High senior killed in crash, passenger injured

CHP investigate a fatal accident on San Tomas Expressway near Homestead Road Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE — A 17-year-old Oak Grove High School senior was killed and his youngster young lady passenger was taken to the doctor’s facility after a high-speed auto crash with a tree in East San Jose on Tuesday evening, specialists said.

Officers were called at 6:48 p.m. to South White Road north of Norwood Avenue for a report that a white Acura TSX hit a tree and that two inhabitants were caught inside the auto.

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Not long after specialists on call landed at the disaster area, the 17-year-old male driver was articulated dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, a 17-year-old young lady, was brought to a healing center with genuine wounds however is relied upon to survive.

The driver was distinguished by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office as Esaiah Estoque.

East Side Union High School District Superintendent Chris Funk said Esaiah was a senior at Oak Grove and that the female casualty was a current graduate of Piedmont Hills High School.

Funk included that Esaiah went to Evergreen Valley High School amid his rookie and sophomore years. Instructors and sorrow bolster are being given at the two schools the youngster went to, Funk said.

“Our people group is grieving the loss of Esaiah Jarell Estoque, a previous senior at Oak Grove High School,” the East Side Union High School District said in an announcement. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we stretch out our sympathies to his family and companions.”

As per an underlying examination, the Acura was purportedly speeding in the northbound left path past Norwood Avenue when it moved toward the back of a dark Hyundai Electra. The Acura driver cut the back guard of the Hyundai, said San Jose cop Gina Tepoorten.

That caused the Acura driver to lose control and go off the roadway and hit a tree on the correct side of the road. Tepoorten said the effect sheared the tree.

The 23-year-old man driving the Hyundai ceased at the scene and participated with examiners, Tepoorten said.

On Wednesday, Esaiah’s auntie, Liza Carbonell Smith, made a GoFundMe page to raise $20,000 to help pay for her nephew’s burial service. Smith couldn’t be promptly gone after remark.

Erron Estoque took to Twitter to express his melancholy finished his more youthful sibling’s sudden and heartbreaking demise.

“Tear to Esaiah — my more youthful sibling — my other half,” he composed. “It’s just right we were called this since we’re for all intents and purposes perfect inverses. It’s ½ Estoques starting now and into the foreseeable future.”

A candlelight vigil was planned to happen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South White Road and Peppermint Drive in San Jose, close to the scene of Tuesday night’s deadly impact.

The crash stays under scrutiny. It is the 41st activity casualty in San Jose this year.

Anybody with data about the crash can contact San Jose cop Brian McMahon at 408-277-4654.

Staff essayist Sharon Noguchi added to this report.