1 Killed, 1 Injured in San Jose Cab Accident on Monterey Road
SAN JOSE (October 23, 2018) – The driver who was involved in a street race and caused a crash that killed and injured taxi passengers along Monterey Road Tuesday has been arrested, according to The Mercury News.
Police identified 24-year-old Jose Castillo-Campos as the suspect in the tragic collision which was reported around 6:30 a.m. near Monterey Road and Rancho Drive.
As per the article, witnesses claimed that Castillo-Campos was driving a black Chevy truck when he and a second unidentified vehicle raced north on Monterey Road.
At the same time, a yellow cab with two adult passengers was turning left from Rancho Drive onto southbound Monterey Road. The Chevy then broadsided the rear driver’s side of the taxi.
Suspect Jose Castillo-Campos, 24, Arrested
Police affirmed that the male driver of the car lost control of the car, causing a female passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. She was immediately taken to the hospital where she later died.
The other passenger was also hospitalized with minor injuries. The names of the deceased and injured victims have not been yet released.
Meanwhile, the cab operator, Castillo-Campos and his 2-year-old son riding in his truck when the wreck occurred were unharmed.
Castillo-Campos, of San Jose, is being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment, and exhibition of speed without bail.
The motorist of the other racing vehicle did not stop and fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing.