A man killed in a crash on Highway 17 near Los Gatos on Monday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 56-year-old Steven Pritchett.
Pritchett, a San Jose resident, was killed in a crash reported around 10:40 a.m. Monday on northbound Highway 17 in unincorporated Santa Clara County south of Los Gatos, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A preliminary investigation indicated that Pritchett was driving a red sedan that was traveling south and struck two cars on the southbound side of the highway, then flipped over onto the northbound side, according to the CHP.
Pritchett was pronounced dead at the scene.
Preliminary information indicated that the driver of a red sedan traveling south struck two cars on the southbound side and flipped over onto the northbound side.
The accident closed the right northbound lane for several hours causing a long traffic jam on the dangerous highway for several hours.
A severe traffic alert was in effect at The Cats Restaurant and Tavern, 17533 Santa Cruz Highway, due to the accident.
The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.
—By Bay City News Service