Man fatally loses control of car on HWY 101

A 30-year-old man was killed in a crash on a transition lane between Interstate Highway 280 and U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m., the man was driving a 1994 Acura on a lane from southbound Highway 280 to southbound Highway 101 where he lost control of his vehicle, CHP officials said.

The Acura veered left across the center median then struck a wood and metal guardrail east of the roadway, according to the CHP.

The vehicle bounced off the guardrail, crossed two traffic lanes and struck the concrete retaining wall west of the roadway before it came to rest, CHP officials said.

The man was injured and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

The transition road was closed for an investigation into the crash until shortly after 8 a.m., CHP officials said.

The man, a San Jose resident, has not been identified pending notification of his next of kin, according to the CHP.