A man turned himself in to police last week in connection with the death of an elderly woman who was struck by a car in Mountain View in April and later died from her injuries, police said today. Conan Cheung, 37, of Mountain View, was arrested at the Mountain View Police Department last Friday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after he turned himself in to authorities, police said.
The Santa Clara County district attorney’s office had posted a warrant for Cheung’s arrest for the April 3 accident involving an 81-year-old Mountain View woman. The woman was walking on the sidewalk near Rengstorff Avenue and Central Expressway when she was struck by a minivan that day around 4:25 p.m., police said. The gray 2012 Honda Odyssey was traveling west on Central Expressway when it drove off the roadway and hit her.
The woman was taken to Stanford Hospital with major injuries. She died that following Saturday, police said. Cheung had remained at the scene and initially had cooperated with investigators but authorities later issued a warrant for his arrest, police said. After his arrest, Cheung was released on $10,000 bail.
Drugs and alcohol were determined to not be factors in the fatal crash. Instead the incident appears to have been cause by Cheung being unable to keep the car on the road, police said. Initially investigators suspected the driver may have been distracted.
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