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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Hit and Run Near County Fair Grounds in San Jose

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San Jose police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision early this morning where a vehicle struck a pedestrian near the Santa Clara County Fair Grounds, police said. At 12:13 a.m., the Police Department’s 911-dispatch center received word of a male who was down in Senter Road beside a neighborhood near Baltic Avenue, according to Officer Albert Morales. Officers located the stricken man lying in the street and he pronounced dead a short time later at the scene, police said.

The driver of the vehicle that had struck him had already sped away from the area, Morales reported. From a preliminary investigation by the department’s traffic investigations unit, the male pedestrian was apparently crossing Senter heading east from the intersection with Baltic, police said. The vehicle then struck him in a southbound lane on Senter, Morales said.

Police are trying to determine whether other vehicles struck him as he lay on Senter, according to Morales. A witness told police that one vehicle that might have come in contact with the victim was a dark-colored SUV, he said. The man’s death was the 32nd traffic fatality in San Jose in 2014, he said.

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