Woman arrested after elderly pedestrian killed in San Jose DUI crash, CHP says

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A woman was arrested Tuesday night in connection with a fatal DUI collision with a pedestrian on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 9:15 p.m., CHP officers responded to a call about the collision north of McKee Road and discovered that a 25-year-old San Jose resident was driving north on Highway 101 in a 2011 Toyota Camry in the HOV lane when she allegedly hit an elderly pedestrian.

The victim, a man whose name hasn't been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The woman, who the CHP said was suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is being held at the Santa Clara County jail on $175,00 bail, according to jail records.

When the woman allegedly hit the man, there was also a 3-year-old boy in the car with her, according to CHP officials.

Editorial Note: ABC7 omitted the name of the suspect since she has not been formally charged