Driver strikes, kills pedestrian at San Jose intersection

SAN JOSE (KRON) — An 18-year-old driver hit and killed a man in a crosswalk Wednesday night, San Jose police said.

Police responded to the intersection of Hostetter Road and Lundy Avenue at around 9:40 p.m. to report of a car hitting a person, according to Sgt. Enrique Garcia.

An investigation revealed that a driver was traveling south on Lundy Avenue in a Mercedes Benz when he struck a 22-year-old man who was crossing at Hostetter Road, police said.

The driver, who was not identified by police, apparently had a green traffic light. He cooperated with the investigation and police said alcohol or drugs are not considered factors in the incident.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital but he was eventually pronounced dead. The release of his identity is pending the notification of the next of kin, police said.

San Jose police said this is the 55th fatal collision in the city this year.

Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to call detectives in the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (408) 277-4654.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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