Arrest made in San Jose deadly hit & run

Arrest made in San Jose deadly hit & run

The San Jose Police Department has reported the death of another pedestrian while crossing an intersection.

On Friday, January 23 at approximately 6:19 p.m., the San Jose Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on Almaden Expressway at Via Monte Drive in San Jose. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female lying in the middle of the roadway on Almaden suffering from serious injuries. The female victim, later identified as Soroor Vossoughi, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The San Jose Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. According to SJPD Press Information Officer Albert Morales, “Preliminary investigation revealed two vehicles were traveling southbound on Almaden Expressway when the pedestrian Vossoughi was struck as she was crossing the road.” According to police, the two vehicles fled the scene.

Later that evening, the driver of a Honda Accord turned himself into the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office after learning of the death of the pedestrian. The suspect, 37-year-old Juan Saldana Alfaro, of Los Gatos was then booked into Santa Clara County Jail for felony charges of Vehicular Manslaughter and Hit and Run.

The other suspect vehicle is described by witnesses at the scene as a light colored small pickup truck that had fled southbound on Almaden.

The San Jose Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit is asking anyone with information about the second vehicle that may have been involved in the collision call police to help provide a witness statement. Citizens may call Detective Sgt. Matt Christian or Detective Kelvin Pham of the San Jose Police Departments Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-5382.

Arrest made in San Jose deadly hit & run was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by admin
Categories: Santa Clara

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