SAN JOSE -- Two Milpitas teens were killed early Saturday when the car they were riding in careened off Interstate 880 and ran into a ditch, the California Highway Patrol said.
The 19-year-old passenger died at the scene after he was ejected from his car near the Gish Road exit in San Jose. The driver, also 19, was transported to Regional Medical Center with major injuries suffered in the 1:37 a.m. crash. He later died at the hospital, CHP Officer D.J. Sarabia said.
According to the CHP, a 2010 silver Chevrolet Cobalt was headed north on I-880 in the slow lane early Saturday. The vehicle left the roadway to the right, went out of control down an embankment and ran into the ditch. The car ended up just south of the freeway on-ramp.
The Chevy was speeding, the CHP reported. Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, Sarabia said.
The CHP did not identity either the driver or the passenger, nor say whether either was wearing a seat belt. San Jose Fire Department paramedics pronounced the passenger dead at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The middle lane of northbound I-880 was closed for about 30 minutes; the slow lane was closed for about three hours near Gish Road.
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