Two people died in separate crashes in San Jose Saturday night, one in a multi-car pileup that temporarily closed Highway 101 and the other a pedestrian hit by a car in West San Jose.
One person was arrested for a suspected DUI after the crash on northbound 101 near Trimble Road, the California Highway Patrol said. That crash, which involved “numerous” vehicles, was reported at 10:44 p.m. One person was killed, and another was transported to the hospital.
All the highway’s northbound lanes were briefly closed.
A few hours earlier, a woman driving a 2018 Porsche hit a female pedestrian crossing Quito Road near Northlawn Drive, a few blocks south of Westgate Center Mall, around 6 p.m., according to San Jose police.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead soon after. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police, who said alcohol and drugs didn’t appear to factor into the crash.
Neither victim’s identity has been confirmed yet. The identity of the person arrested in the 101-car pileup was also not immediately available.
According to police, the incident was San Jose’s 45th fatal collision, the 49th traffic victim, and the 21st pedestrian fatality of 2018.
We give our condolences to the families of those who have passed.
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