Mountain View crash victim ID’d as Sunnyvale man

A man killed in a Monday morning solo-vehicle crash in Mountain View has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s
office.

Benjamin Sanchez, 51, of Sunnyvale died of multiple blunt force injuries after the truck he was driving west on Middlefield road crossed the median — for reasons yet to be determined — and crashed into a tree on the sidewalk along the eastbound lanes just before 10 a.m., police said.

Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The eastbound lanes of Middlefield Road east of Rengstorff Avenue were closed through the afternoon commute hours Monday, according to police.

Anyone with information on the crash is advised to call Mountain View police Sgt. Bryan Albarillo at (650) 903-6733.

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