The San Jose Police Department is investigating an early morning traffic accident that left a dead person.
The crash happened around 3:33 a.m. Saturday morning, the department said in a news release. A man driving a 2007 Toyota sedan was traveling eastbound on Hellyer Avenue when he collided with three parked cars, coming to a stop near the street’s westbound lanes.
The man got out of his car and was walking near the crash site when he was hit by a westbound Dodge 2000 truck on Hellyer Avenue, police said. The first driver was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.
The Dodge truck driver remained at the scene until police arrived. Officers said he was showing signs of intoxication. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol and manslaughter, the statement said.
Police are currently investigating the incident, which is the 44th fatal collision and 46th fatality on the road in 2022, according to the statement. Because the man was a pedestrian at the time of his death, it was also the 24th pedestrian death in the city this year, police said.
The man’s identity will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office once his next of kin have been notified.