Teen suspected of DUI arrested in crash that killed boy in San Jose

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An 18-year-old driver is behind bars after a boy was thrown from a car when it crashed into a cement guardrail and spun out. 

It happened early Thursday morning on Monterey Road at Palm Avenue. 

Authorities said a Toyota Camry drifted into the southbound lanes and hit the guardrail in the roadway’s median. 

A witness stopped and tried to help, but the Camry drove away. 

The driver was identified as 18-year-old Isal Velarde. 

He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for felony hit and run, DUI causing injury, and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. 

His passenger was also arrested.

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