A man died Sunday (March 20) after succumbing to injuries from a solo vehicle collision in unincorporated Santa Clara County on Saturday afternoon (March 19), a Redwood City California Highway Patrol officer said.
Mats J. Weltman, 32, was traveling north on Interstate Highway 280 and took the El Monte Avenue off-ramp when he drove his 1998 Pontiac off the roadway, colliding with a tree on the right shoulder, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
Weltman, of Los Altos, endured major head trauma and was taken to Stanford Hospital, where he died Sunday at 1:15 a.m., Montiel said. No other cars were involved in the crash.
The El Monte Avenue off-ramp was closed for 30 minutes after the collision was reported at 5:25 p.m. with little impact to the light traffic, Montiel said. Weltman was wearing a seatbelt, and there is no confirmation of whether drugs or alcohol were involved, Montiel said.