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Police ID Driver Arrested In Suspected DUI Crash That Killed Pedestrian As Miguel Zaragoza Torres In Palo Alto

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Palo Alto police have identified a man arrested in a suspected drunken-driving collision that killed a pedestrian this morning as 19-year-old Miguel Zaragoza Torres.

Torres, of Sunnyvale, was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI and misdemeanor driving without a license, Palo Alto police Lt. Zach Perron said.

At 6:15 a.m. today, a caller reported a collision in the 2000 block of East Bayshore Road, where police found a man lying dead on the roadway, according to Perron.

Torres, the driver of a 2007 Nissan Maxima, remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, Perron said.

Investigators determined the vehicle was traveling south on East Bayshore when it went off the road and struck a power pole, rolled over and came to rest in the roadway. Police have not determined where exactly the pedestrian was when the car struck him.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office has not yet released the name of the pedestrian.

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