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* Matthew Pumar Has Been Arrested for Alleged Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatally Striking a Man at a Bus Stop in Mountain View


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A 21-year-old Mountain View man has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter after fatally striking a man who was waiting at a bus stop on June 21. Matthew Pumar allegedly ran a red light and drove onto the sidewalk near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue at about 9:30 a.m., according to Mountain View police.

Pumar’s vehicle struck 50-year-old William Ware of Mountain View, who was standing by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus stop, police said. Ware was pronounced dead at the scene. Pumar stopped and cooperated with investigators and it did not appear that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

The case remains under investigation, but the primary cause of the collision was believed to be reckless driving, according to police. The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest on one count of vehicular manslaughter involving gross negligence. Pumar turned himself into the Mountain View Police Department on Tuesday and immediately posted $100,000 bail.

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