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Pleasanton man killed in crash off cliff in Santa Clara County

Original post made on May 28, 2020

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.

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Posted by Erika
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 9:24 am

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

Posted by Nancy
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm

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...

Posted by Anonmom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm

I’m so sorry, Nancy. My condolences.

Posted by Dave johnstone
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:33 am

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

Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
associate editor
on Jun 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

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