SJ police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run

February 26, 2013 11:46:21 AM PST
A pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run collision in San Jose early this morning, police said.

Shortly after 1 a.m., police received a report of a traffic collision at the intersection of Monterey Road and Bellevue Avenue.

Upon arrival, police determined that a vehicle had struck a woman and the driver had fled before police arrived on scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for life-threatening injuries. She succumbed to her injuries at 1:50 a.m., police said.

Preliminary police investigation into the incident revealed that the victim was crossing the street when a dark-colored vehicle struck her. The vehicle did not stop and continued southbound on Monterey Road, police said.

Neither the driver nor the vehicle has been located and the incident remains under investigation, according to police.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or about the suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at (408) 277-4654, anonymously at (408) 947-7867, or online at and may be eligible for a reward.