Aromas man killed in crash on Hecker Pass

A 19-year-old Aromas man and former San Benito High School
athlete was killed just five hours into 2003 when he drove his
pickup truck off Hecker Pass Highway and into a tree near Santa
Teresa Boulevard Wednesday morning.
A 19-year-old Aromas man and former San Benito High School athlete was killed just five hours into 2003 when he drove his pickup truck off Hecker Pass Highway and into a tree near Santa Teresa Boulevard Wednesday morning.

Kenneth Bosworth, who played on the San Benito High water polo team, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident at 5:09 a.m. just west of Santa Teresa Boulevard, according to police.

It is not known whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident or if Bosworth simply fell asleep at the wheel.

Bosworth was the only person in his 1988 Ford pickup and he was wearing a seat belt, police said.

“It was probably the blunt force of the collision which killed him,” said Jim Crawford of the South Santa Clara County Fire District’s nearby station at Bonfante Gardens, who responded to the accident.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The road conditions at the time were good, Crawford said.

Bosworth, who also attended Anzar and San Andreas high schools, was studying to be a psychologist, his family said.

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