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Pleasanton man killed in crash off cliff in Santa Clara County

CHP unsure how long crashed Tesla went undiscovered

A man who was found dead in a vehicle that went over a cliff northeast of Mount Hamilton on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 60-year-old Pleasanton resident James Yacorzynski.

(Courtesy of CHP)

The discovery was made around 2 p.m. Tuesday off of Mines Road near Turner Gulch Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Officer Ross Lee said investigators aren't sure how long Yacorzynski and the Tesla had been there. No other details about the crash were immediately available.

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Pleasanton man killed in crash off cliff in Santa Clara County

CHP unsure how long crashed Tesla went undiscovered

Uploaded: Thu, May 28, 2020, 3:53 pm

A man who was found dead in a vehicle that went over a cliff northeast of Mount Hamilton on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 60-year-old Pleasanton resident James Yacorzynski.

The discovery was made around 2 p.m. Tuesday off of Mines Road near Turner Gulch Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Officer Ross Lee said investigators aren't sure how long Yacorzynski and the Tesla had been there. No other details about the crash were immediately available.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Erika
Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 9:24 am
Erika, Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 9:24 am
5 people like this

So sad to read this! We knew Jim many years ago & he was a great guy. Sorry this happened to you Jim.


Nancy
Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm
Nancy, Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm
8 people like this

My husband Jim was not killed in the Tesla, the car protected him perfectly. When the car landed, he was able to exit the car, but after a few steps he had a coronary event, collapsed and died. We just celebrated his 60th birthday on the 11th; life can be so unfair...


Anonmom
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm
Anonmom, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm
9 people like this

I’m so sorry, Nancy. My condolences.


Dave johnstone
Hacienda Gardens
on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:33 am
Dave johnstone, Hacienda Gardens
on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:33 am
1 person likes this

I’m sorry to hear about Jim. I hope you are ok.


Jeremy Walsh, editor
associate editor
on Jun 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm
Jeremy Walsh, editor, associate editor
on Jun 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm
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Nancy, I apologize for missing your comment originally. I've followed up with CHP-San Jose to acquire more information about Jim's death. If there's anything you'd like to share with me, please consider reaching out via email to jwalsh@pleasantonweekly.com.


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