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Miroslav Samardzija Arrested for Alleged DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter in Fatal Crash in Los Altos

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A Mountain View man allegedly driving under the influence was arrested after his car passenger was killed in a crash in Los Altos Thursday night, Los Altos police said. Miroslav Samardzija, 33, was arrested after a crash was reported at 11:07 p.m. around Fremont Avenue and Marymeade Lane, near Marymeade Park, according to police.

Officers arrived to the area and found a 2005 Chevrolet involved in an accident. The driver, Samardzija, was able to get out of the car, but the passenger was seriously injured, police said. Emergency crews responded and pronounced the passenger dead. He has only been identified as a 27-year-old Mountain View man, according to police. Samardzija was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. At the hospital, officers said he had been driving under the influence, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, DUI and reckless driving, but remains at the hospital for treatment, police said. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Los Altos police Sgt. Paul Arguelles at (650) 947-2770.

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