SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — This is the second deadly hit-and-run crash the San Jose area has seen in the last three days.
The first fatal accident happened on Friday. The latest one happened late Sunday night when law enforcement said a truck was left at the scene with no one inside.
The accident happened just before 11 p.m. on northbound 680 just south of Hostetter Road. Officials with the CHP said the truck was traveling north on I-680 north of Berryessa Road at a high rate of speed before rear-ending a Ford Focus.
The driver of the Ford Focus lost control and crashed into a concrete barrier in the center divide. The driver of the truck, identified as Martin Ramirez Salazar, 49, of Fremont, also lost control and exited the roadway.
California Highway Patrol arrived to the scene finding the two vehicles involved. The Ford Focus was in the car-pool lane with an unconscious person inside that officials say later died.
The truck was found on the right-hand shoulder along an embankment.
CHP officials said Salazar was seen fleeing the scene after the crash.
Officers said they contacted Salazar at his home in Fremont and arrested him for hit and run and driving under the influence.
The accident closed lanes for about four hours.
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The name of the person who died Sunday night has yet been released.
The investigation is ongoing. The CHP is asking for witnesses or anyone with information regarding this crash to contact the San Jose CHP Area office, (408) 961-0900.