One Dead in Gilroy Car Crash

Fatal Accident on Masten Avenue and 6th Street 

Multiple road closures were issued following a fatal accident in Gilroy on Friday morning. 

The crash happened under unclear circumstances around 6:30 a.m. between a Toyota and sedan.

Paramedics responded to the crash on Masten Avenue and 6th Street to pronounce one unidentified person dead. 

Investigators shut down Masten Avenue between Highway 101 and Monterey Road, along with 6th Street and Manna Way at Masten Avenue. 

The crash remains under investigation to determine liability.

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107. 

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving. 

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Always stop at the scene 
  • Call 911 if there are any injuries 
  • Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
  • Exchange information with others involved and document everything 
  • Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault