UPDATE: Mountain View Man Killed on Hwy 237 Identified

White Land Cruiser rolls off embankment on Mathilda Avenue onto trees. Man did not wear his seat belt.

A 55-year-old Mountain View man, Keith Darwin Taylor, died in a car accident Monday morning after he hit the guardrail on state Highway 237 in Sunnyvale, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Around 3:55 a.m., the man was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser on eastbound Highway 237, near Mathilda Avenue. He drove his Land Cruiser off the right edge of the road and hit the guardrail and a tree, CHP officials said.

The Land Cruiser then started to move down the embankment where
the left side of the car hit another large tree. The front of the Land Cruiser then hit a concrete retaining wall and flipped over the wall, falling about 20-feet onto Mathilda Avenue, the CHP reported.

The Land Cruiser landed on its roof, blocking lanes of traffic on Mathilda Avenue.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered immediate fatal injuries, CHP officials said.

Southbound lanes on Mathilda Avenue were closed for about two hours. The road closed around 5:10 a.m. after the car flipped onto the road, the CHP said.

It's unknown if alcohol was a factor in the collision.

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