"Alcohol Involved" When Driver Runs Red Light in Fatal Accident: San Jose Police

By Bob Redell
|  Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 5:50 AM PDT
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"Alcohol Involved" in Fatal SJ Accident: Police

Bob Redell

A fatal accident occurred at 12:06 a.m. at Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue in San Jose. April 16, 2014

San Jose police said it looks like a driver ran a red light early Thursday morning and killed another driver who had a green light.

San Jose police first said the driver of a black Suburban had been killed, but later said that he was at the hospital on life support. A source told NBC Bay Area that the driver of the Suburban is a parole agent. Early Friday, the Santa Clara County Coroner said the 42-year-old driver had died.

The accident occurred at 12:06 a.m. at Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue. Sgt. Matt Christian did not specifically say the driver was drunk, but did say it appeared as though "alcohol was involved."

The driver in the Suburban was on northbound Almaden with a green light when the driver of the Hona CRV allegedly ran a red light on Coleman. The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital in serious condition, too.

Both drivers were in their 40s.

A driver in a black Suburban was on life-support after an accident occurred at 12:06 a.m. at Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue in San Jose. April 17, 2014 .

 Damian Trujillo contributed to this report.

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