Latest pedestrian hit and killed in San Jose

 SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) -- A 65-year-old man was hit and killed on a San Jose highway ramp Friday night, said the CHP.

It happened on the Highway 280 - 101 interchange.

The Highway Patrol said a 1999 Honda ran into him on the connector. The driver did stay on the scene.

It's still unclear why that man was on the ramp to begin with.

His identity has not been released as of Saturday morning.

The Mercury News reports that the number of traffic deaths in San Jose increased by 35-percent last year to 59, which is a 20-year high.

The Mercury reports that 23-pedestrians were hit and killed last year, which was also a 20-year high.

Officials tell the newspaper, they attribute the rise to distracted drivers and pedestrians.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is pushing for flashing lights at crosswalks and speed cameras on some of the city's busiest streets.