Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in San Jose

San Jose police are looking into whether a man was stabbed during a fight before he was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver.
February 16, 2014 6:12:43 PM PST
San Jose police are investigating after a man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver. It happened late Sunday afternoon at The Woods Drive and Snell Ave. near Capitol Expressway.

It appears that a man was run over by a car in the middle of the street on Snell Ave. Investigators are busy trying to collect as much evidence as they can.

Police say that at about 3 p.m. the victim, presumably a pedestrian in his 30s, got into a fight with a motorist. They say the fight ended when the driver got back in his car and hit the man before driving away.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and performed CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are looking into whether the victim was stabbed during the fight before being run over by the car.

Police are interviewing several witnesses. But at this point, it's unclear what started the fight.

"Officers responded and based on witness statements, there was a physical altercation in the middle of the roadway," Lt. Eduardo Pedreira said. "And that's all we have. We don't know what started it, what precipitated the fight. All we know is it ended up here on Snell."

The suspect is still at large.

The San Jose Police Department is continuing to investigate the fatal collision and anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact police at (408) 277-8900.


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