Man in wheelchair fatally struck by car


Manuel Velasquez was fatally struck at about 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Central Avenue and Southwood Street, according to Fremont police.

A preliminary police investigation concluded that Velasquez was trying to cross Central Avenue, and after crossing the westbound lanes, he continued into the eastbound lanes, where he was struck by a Toyota Camry traveling east in the left lane of Central Avenue.

Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel. The driver of the Toyota, a 54-year-old Fremont man, was not injured in the crash, police said. Alcohol and drugs don't appear to be a factor.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department Traffic Unit at (510) 790-6800.

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