One dead in crash near Westfield Valley Fair mall

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One pedestrian dead after a traffic accident near the Westfield Valley Fair mall on Saturday evening. 

According to the San Jose Police Department, the collision happened near the intersection of Forest Avenue and North Redwood Avenue around 7:30 p.m. 

Police say the pedestrian was taken to a hospital but was declared deceased. The driver is cooperating with the police in their investigation. 

San Jose had 63 fatal traffic collisions in 2023, and 65 people died in traffic accidents. 


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