FREMONT (KRON) — A man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of narcotics after he fatally struck a pedestrian in Fremont Friday morning, according to Fremont Police Department.
At 10:19 a.m., the department sent an alert on Twitter asking the public to avoid the area of Mowry Avenue and Argonaut Way due to “a major injury accident.”
When officers arrived they found a 2013 Nissan Rogue that had impaled into the back of a 2018 utility trailer, police said.
The trailer was connected to a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck.
Officers found the driver of the Nissan, a 57-year-old male Fremont resident, unconscious in the driver seat and tended to him.
Officers also found the body of a 44-year-old male with an address in Huntington Beach, on the grass median next to the west edge of Argonaut Way. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe that the 44-year-old male pedestrian was standing near the vehicle as he was attempting to move a piano from the trailer to a residence on Argonaut Way.
The 57-year-old male driver was driving southbound on Argonaut Way when he lost control of his vehicle and struck both the pedestrian and the rear of the trailer.
The Chevrolet truck and utility trailer were legally parked on the side of Argonaut Way at the time of the collision, police said.
The driver of the Nissan was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
While at the hospital, traffic Investigators recognized objective signs of drug impairment, police said.
The driver of the Nissan has been taken into custody for DUI causing a fatal injury.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please contact Fremont Traffic Investigators at 510-790-6760.
Update: We are sad to report, the collision is a fatal. A male pedestrian has been pronounced deceased at the scene and the involved motorist (male) was transported to a hospital. Mowry remains open. Argonaut between Mowry & Sacramento is closed as we investigate the collision. https://t.co/W0LOCmjcqR
— Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) December 8, 2017
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