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Ismael Gonzalez Arrested DUI Hit-and-Run San Jose Almaden and Willow

Ismael Gonzalez Arrested DUI Hit-and-Run San Jose Almaden and Willow

Ismael Gonzalez, 43, Kills Pedestrian in San Jose DUI Hit-and-Run Crash

SAN JOSE, CA (August 16, 2021) – Authorities detained Ismael Gonzalez after a DUI hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in San Jose.

Police determined that the 43-year-old San Jose man was under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred on Saturday.

The incident began when Ismael Gonzalez was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 at a high rate of speed north on Almaden Avenue in San Jose.

San Jose police police said he then ran a red light at the intersection with Willow Street. His pickup truck hit a male pedestrian who was walking in the area at the time.

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Firefighters along with the paramedics soon arrived and found the man left lying on the road as a result of the collision. They pronounced him dead at the scene.

The name of the deceased victim has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. The Mercury News and NBC Bay Area wrote that the accident occurred on August 14 shortly after 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, San Jose police affirmed that Ismael Gonzalez did not stop to render aid to the man and fled the site. They later found him on Starbird Circle, off San Tomas Expressway.

Officers arrested Ismael Gonzalez on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI, and felony hit-and-run. They booked him into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in lieu of a $350,000 bail,.

The San Jose DUI hit-and-run crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the police at 408-277-4654 or the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867.


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