One dead, two hospitalized in suspected DUI crash in San Jose

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One has died and two others were hospitalized when a truck collided with a billboard pillar Saturday night in San Jose. 

According to the San Jose Police Department, the crash occurred when a 2022 Chevrolet truck crashed into a steel pillar near Story and Senter Road at 11:45 p.m. 

Police say there were four occupants in the vehicle, one man who was driving and three women passengers. 

The three women were taken to the hospital, but one was declared deceased. The remaining two were admitted for treatment.

The driver was not injured and police said he was displaying “objective symptoms of alcohol influence.” 

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter before being booked into jail. 

Police are still searching for information related to this crash. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Aldinger #4183 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 4183@sanjoseca.gov or 408-277-4654.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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