Town Square

Post a New Topic

San Jose man dies in car crash on I-280 in Los Altos

Original post made on Jul 13, 2020

A man who died in a solo-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 280 in Los Altos Hills on Saturday evening has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 60-year-old San Jose resident Kenneth Smith.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 13, 2020, 11:09 AM

Comments (6)

2 people like this
Posted by Waldo
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Thankfully, no one else was involved.

5 people like this
Posted by Mary Battle
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2020 at 8:54 am

RIP Ken, Love Battle family

6 people like this
Posted by Gotelli Family
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2020 at 10:32 am

Smitty, we're so sorry that you weren't able to find peace on earth. Sincere condolences to your family. Godspeed Ken. Love, Deb

4 people like this
Posted by Jackie Battle
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2020 at 11:51 am

RIP Smitty, you will be missed old friend
The Battle Family

5 people like this
Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 16, 2020 at 11:37 am

Condolences to family and other loved ones. But the article is about a man named Kenneth Smith driving a Lexus at 5:40 pm on Saturday, July 11 on 280 near El Monte at over 100 mph. A man who was found without even a seatbelt on. According to the article, there was no report yet on "impairment" such as alcohol in his system. There are many persons named Kenneth Smith in San Jose. In the future, a middle name or date of birth would be helpful. Readers could then at least do something a reporter might do: look online for civil and criminal cases that could shed light of what occurred.

Like this comment
Posted by Deb Gotelli
a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2020 at 9:33 pm

Smitty was a fixture in the Bay Area for decades.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our co-owner, Ken Smith, who has been with Andy’s Barbeque since 1976. For the time being, Andy’s will be closed tomorrow, July 16th, until further notice while we handle arrangements and regroup. We will inform you of our reopening as soon as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to share any memories of Ken in the comments below. Thank you.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.

Get important election coverage sent straight to your inbox daily.

Vons drops Korean fried chicken on downtown Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 7,048 views

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?
By Sherry Listgarten | 31 comments | 4,074 views

What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Diana Diamond | 5 comments | 1,992 views

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 791 views


Benefiting local non-profits

The 36th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, October 2, wherever you are! Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local non-profits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon.

Register Today!