San Jose Pedestrian Dies 3 Days After Hit-&-Run Collision

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 43-year-old man died three days after he was struck by a car that fled the scene in San Jose last weekend, police said Thursday.

Joel Holguin Jr., of San Jose, was hit by the car on Sunday around 1:15 a.m. near Capitol Expressway and Senter Road, police said.

The driver fled the scene before police arrived and remained at large as of Thursday.

Holguin, who had been walking in the area, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Tuesday around 6 p.m., police said.

Police believe the vehicle involved in the crash will have a broken front window and front-end damage

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call San Jose police at (408) 277-4654. To provide information anonymously call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867).

This marks the city’s 33rd traffic fatality this year.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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