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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.

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

Thankfully, no one else was involved.

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

RIP Ken, Love Battle family

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

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

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.

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.