One dead after suspected drunk driver hits four cars in San Jose

Carlos Villalobos , 19, suspect involved in Monday night fatal collision

SAN JOSE (KRON) — A 19-year-old South Bay man is suspected of being under the influence when he crashed into several cars resulting in the death of one driver Monday night in San Jose, according to police.

The suspect has been identified as San Jose resident Carlos Villalobos.

Carlos Villalobos arrested in last nights fatal collision
suspect involved in fatal collision

Around 10:30 p.m., a vehicle was involved in four crashes that occurred around Senter and Singleton roads, according to police.

The first accident occurred when a man hit a car on Capitol Expressway and Tuers Road. He fled the scene then hit another car on Capitol Expy and Senter Road, police said.

He fled that scene too before making a u-turn on a red light on Senter Road and Singleton Road. He hit a third vehicle. The car was pushed into the intersection and the driver was killed.

Police say that Villalobos kept driving and hit a fourth car. The accident caused him to finally stop.

The victim, an adult man, driving a yellow Volkswagen, is believed to be around 30-years-old, according to police.

Villalobos was arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. He was then transported to Santa Clara County Jail, where he was booked in the suspicion of felony drunk driving, hit-and-run and two warrants, according to police.

The victim was identified as 36-year-old Carlos Manrique Torres of San Jose, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.


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