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.