Here's what we know about Isaiah Peoples and the Sunnyvale car crash on El Camino

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (KGO) -- A 34-year-old Sunnyvale man picked up food for his bible study group and was on his way to the gathering when police say he intentionally veered his car into a group of pedestrians, injuring eight people Tuesday night.

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He was charged Thursday with eight counts of attempted murder and jailed without bond.

Here's what we know about the crash so far:

The Suspect:

  • Police identify 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples as the driver who hit eight pedestrians

  • Peoples is charged with eight counts of attempted murder

  • He served in the Army as a civilian affairs specialist from 2004-2006 and in the Army Reserves until 2008

  • The suspect was deployed to Iraq from June 2005 to May 2006

  • Police are looking into claims that he suffers from PTSD

  • Witnesses say Peoples prayed at the scene

  • Police say Peoples did not behave in a bizarre manner when arrested

  • The motive remains a mystery. There are no signs of terrorism.

  • The only weapon Peoples owns is a disassembled, inoperable shotgun found in the trunk of his car

  • A forensic examination is underway on Peoples' computer

  • Peoples graduated from Sacramento State in 2012 with a degree in accounting

The Victims:

  • 9-year-old boy: minor injuries - treated and released

  • 13-year-old girl: most serious - hospitalized with critical injuries

  • 15-year-old boy: treated and released

  • 24-year-old man: treated and released

  • 32-year-old woman: hospitalized with major injuries

  • 33-year-old man: hospitalized with major injuries

  • 45-year-old man: treated and released

  • 52-year-old man: hospitalized with major injuries


  • Police say the 45-year-old man is the father to the 9-year-old boy and the 13-year-old girl.
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