SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Police in San Jose have arrested a driver for felony DUI in connection with a downtown crash Thursday afternoon that killed a pedestrian.

The crash happened at 4th and Santa Clara streets shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Investigators say the pedestrian was struck by the suspect’s pick-up truck and pinned against a television news van that was parked on the street.

San Jose fatal crash (San Jose Fire Department)

San Jose fatal crash (San Jose Fire Department)

The victim has been identified as a city worker, but authorities have not released that person’s identity.

Two other people in the news van had injuries not considered life-threatening.

The suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Richardo Gomez.

He was booked into Thursday Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

The incident was San Jose’s 38th fatal collision and 40th victim of 2016.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kevin McMillin of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Comments (2)
  1. There is plenty of danger on our roads…

    A corrupt Mexican DEA employee has been using his vehicle to commit insurance fraud.
    His vehicle is described as a cream colored older model Cadillac Escalade. He was last seen running his scam at the one of the major casino’s self park parking garage in Las Vegas.

    He tried the scam on me….

    I got into my vehicle which was parked on the top floor of the self park garage. I had parked my car in an area with many open spots around me. The lot was only about 2/3 full.

    As I started my car, I glanced up to look into my rear view mirror when I watched this older cream colored Cadillac quickly pull up and place the front of his car directly behind me and sit. His car was perfectly positioned so that I might have missed it if I had not seen him drive up. I watched for a few more moments when he spotted me watching him in the rear view mirror. He then quickly pulled back then forward then back and forward again and I presume he exited the parking lot because as I left I could not see his car anywhere.

    Description: ~2005 Cream colored Cadillac Escalade,mexican male driver approximately 30 years of age with short military style hair cut, last spotted at the $%#@ parking garage.
    I called the Casino security and gave them a description of the car and driver. I also indicated I was parked so that they could see the entire incident on security cameras.

    If you see this person in a casino parking lot, contact the casino security.

    We all know Mexico has a problem with corrupt law enforcement. With corruption being as pervasive as it is in Mexico, why would law enforcement employees of Mexican descent in the U.S. be any different?

    Everyone be careful. He is corrupt.

    I had a very good look at this person as I stared into my rear view mirror waiting for him to move. I have seen him several other times thereafter. CORRUPT FBI AND DEA EMPLOYEES WILL COMMIT MURDER TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMES.