Pedestrian struck, killed by car on San Jose connector ramp identified

SAN JOSE (BCN) — A pedestrian struck and killed by a car on a connector ramp on New Year’s Day in San Jose has been identified as 49-year-old Michael Anderson, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

Anderson was walking on the lanes from southbound Interstate Highway 280 to southbound U.S. Highway 101 at about 8:20 p.m. last Friday when a 1999 Honda struck him, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the freeway where they found the 49-year-old, who died of his injuries at the scene, according to the CHP.

The driver, a 39-year-old San Jose man, was wearing a seatbelt during the accident and was not injured, CHP officials said.

Investigators do not suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision, according to the CHP.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the CHP’s San Jose area office at (408) 467-5400.

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