A 58-year-old man was killed when his Toyota collided with a guardrail near Palo Alto Friday night (Aug. 26), according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Renzo Paul Rossi of Canoga Park was driving southbound on Interstate 280 at about 10:12 p.m. when his vehicle veered to the right and off of the west edge of the freeway north of Page Mill Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County. The front of the Toyota collided with the metal guardrail, CHP Officer Art Monteil said. The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office released the driver's identity Tuesday morning (Aug. 30).
The Palo Alto Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced Rossi, the only occupant, dead at the scene at 10:22 p.m. The collision is currently under investigation. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, according Monteil.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Officer Hermansen at 650-369-6261, ext. 317.