Pedestrian Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision in San Jose

A pedestrian died in a hit-and-run collision in San Jose early Tuesday morning, according to police.

The collision happened around 4 a.m. on Story Road at Felipe Avenue, police said. 

Police said a driver behind the wheel of a van was traveling westbound on Story Road near Felipe Avenue when he spotted another vehicle's brake lights in front of him. The driver of that vehicle apparently struck the pedestrian and continued driving. A vehicle description was not immediately provided.

The van driver also struck the pedestrian but stopped immediately and called authorities.

The pedestrian, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. This marks the city's 33rd deadly collision of 2019.

Westbound lanes of Story Road between Highway 101 and Felipe Avenue were slated to be closed until roughly 9 a.m., according to police.

Anyone with information about the collision is encouraged to call 911. People can also reach out to Detective Troy Sirmons or call the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call 408-947-7867.

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