Mountain View man dies in Sunnyvale crash

Early-morning collision on Highway 237 forces temporary closure of Mathilda Avenue

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified a man who died in a crash on state Highway 237 in Sunnyvale early Monday morning as 55-year-old Keith Darwin Taylor of Mountain View.

The collision occurred around 3:55 a.m. on eastbound Highway 237 near Mathilda Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. Taylor was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser on the highway when he veered off the right edge of the road and hit a guardrail and a tree, according to the CHP.

The Land Cruiser traveled down an embankment where the left side of the car hit another large tree and the front struck a concrete wall, CHP officials said.

The car then flipped over and fell about 20 feet onto Mathilda Avenue, landing on its roof in lanes of traffic. Taylor, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed, CHP officials said. Southbound lanes on Mathilda Avenue were closed for about two hours while the CHP investigated the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by dead
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

yea driving at 3am with no seatbelt

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Posted by M. G.
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Keith Taylor often worked 12 hour days, driving to work at 3 a.m. He did not use illegal substances. This is a tragedy. He leaves behind a loving wife, four children and many others who feel his absence.

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Posted by Arlene Atherton
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Keith was a real Silicon Valley Success story. Working from the time he was in high school to get himself through college, dedication, commitment, perseverance were his traits. He gave 100% to his family, his company, and the people around him. A man of faith - he determined to live with his actions encouragement, compassion, and leadership. Keith was never involved in any substance abuse issues. Knowing Keith he was probably helping someone late, and driving home much too tired.
He spent his life encouraging others to be the best they could. As CFO he was a man of integrity with impeccable judgement. He was unfailing in his desire to offer the best to those around him. I am struck by this tragedy. What a severe loss to the communities who knew him.

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Posted by cfo?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

What company was he CFO of?

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