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Passenger Killed in Suspected DUI Accident near Martial Cottle Park in San Jose

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One person was killed in a DUI crash near Martial Cottle Park in San Jose early this morning, a police sergeant said. Officers responded to a report of a solo vehicle crash on Branham Lane near Snell Avenue at about 3:35 a.m., San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said. Three people were inside the vehicle and all three were taken to local hospitals following the crash, Randol said. One of the passengers died at the hospital, Randol said.

The name of the victim was not released pending notification of next of kin. The driver was taken into custody and arrested for driving while intoxicated and manslaughter. The identity of the driver has not yet been released, according to Randol. The crash remains under investigation by the SJPD traffic investigations unit.

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