Teen arrested in connection with fatal San Jose hit-and-run
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) -- A 16-year-old teenager is being held on felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter charges after a weekend crash in San Jose left one person dead.
According to San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol, the 16-year-old boy, who was allegedly driving a stolen car, turned himself in Monday morning.
Randol said two cars were speeding in excess of 70 miles per hour when they collided on Hillsdale Avenue early Saturday morning.
The collision caused one car to veer off the road and crash near Meridian Avenue. Randol said the cars were not racing, but speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
"There was a Toyota Scion that belonged to the other driver and there was a Honda Accord and that was a stolen vehicle," Randol said.
A 16-year-old who was driving the stolen car took off after the crash and left at least three victims behind. Two people were hurt and one was killed.
Randol identified the deceased victim as 15-year-old Vladamir Vargas of San Jose.
The accident happened in City Councilman Donald Rocha's district. He expressed his sympathies to the families.
"It's unfortunate," Rocha said. "We're talking about youngsters who made a bad decision and they're going to have to live with that."
The 16-year-old is being held a juvenile detention facility. The second driver remains under investigation by police. Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact San Jose Police.