San Jose police arrest DUI suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash

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Police arrested a drunken driving suspect who allegedly fled after fatally hitting a pedestrian Saturday night near downtown San Jose.

The collision happened in the area of Almaden Avenue and Willow Street. Police did not release the victim’s name or a time of the crash.

The man driving the car was arrested shortly after the collision on suspicion of driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and vehicular manslaughter, police said Sunday morning on social media.

The death is the city’s 38th fatal traffic collision and 15th pedestrian death this year, police said.

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