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San Jose: Coroner identifies man killed in collision Sunday


SAN JOSE – A pedestrian who was hit and killed by a driver over the weekend in San Jose has been identified as Qinghua Liu, 79, of San Jose, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

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The collision happened around 7:40 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Saratoga Avenue and the Interstate 280 on- and off-ramps, the San Jose Police Department said.

Liu was crossing eastbound on Saratoga Avenue in the north crosswalk when he was hit by a man driving a black 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage northbound on Saratoga Avenue, according to police. He suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

According to police, preliminary information suggested Liu was crossing against a solid red hand when he was hit. Alcohol and drugs did not appear to play a role in the collision.

Liu’s death marked the 11th traffic fatality of the year on city streets.

Anyone with information related to Sunday’s collision can contact SJPD Traffic Detective Ryan Leslie at 408-277-4654 or 4264@sanjoseca.gov. Tips can also be left with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 (STOP) or www.siliconvalleycrimestoppers.org.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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