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Man riding stolen motorcycle dies after crashing in South San Jose

SAN JOSE — A man riding a stolen motorcycle died Friday afternoon when he crashed into a light pole in South San Jose, police said.
The fatal collision was reported about 4:15 p.m. at Pearl Avenue and Branham Lane, said San Jose police Officer Gina Tepoorten.

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Tepoorten said the man was riding a 2015 Yamaha R6 southbound on Pearl and attempting to turn onto eastbound Branham when he lost control and slid into a light pole.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The traffic fatality is the city’s 22nd of the year.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity once it has been confirmed and his next of kin notified.
The Yamaha had been reported stolen out of San Jose earlier in the day, Tepoorten said.
Additional details were not immediately available.

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Anyone with information about the fatal collision can contact Detective Leeann Alfonzo at 408-277-4654.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or . Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.
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