Arrest made in deadly street racing crash in San Jose

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Arrest made in deadly street racing crash in San Jose

San Jose Police have arrested a suspect on Friday in connection with a deadly street race that happened last weekend.

Police say 37-year-old Vicente Ochoa is a suspect in a felony hit-and-run causing death, felony reckless driving causing death and felony street racing.

The crash happened Sunday around 9:55 p.m. near Lean Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard. 

Ochoa was allegedly the driver of a Chevy Camaro that was racing a Pontiac Trans AM.

Police say the Pontiac lost control and hit a tree. The driver of that car has been identified as Arturo Ceja.

According to authorities, Ceja had been drinking.

A 24-year-old man, David Mandujano, was killed in the crash. 

Ochoa has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. 

Officials say Ceja was booked for vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI causing death but remains in the hospital at this time. 

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