(KRON) — A man is dead after being struck by a stolen car while walking on a sidewalk early Sunday morning in the Castlemont neighborhood, according to the San Jose Police Department.
Officers responded to a crash that occurred near the intersection of Winchester Boulevard and Walgrove Way around 3:22 a.m. A 2019 Hyundai SUV was traveling northbound on Winchester Blvd. when it left the roadway, striking a man who was walking on the sidewalk.
The car, which was occupied by a male juvenile, then collided with a tree on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The car the male juvenile was driving was discovered to be an unreported stolen car. He was arrested and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office once the identity is confirmed and the next of kin is notified.
This incident marks San Jose’s 33rd fatal collision and the 34th traffic death of 2023. This was also the 19th pedestrian death of 2023, according to SJPD.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Malvido at email@example.com or 408-277-4654.
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