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Mountain View police make arrest in fatal crash

Driver was drunk when he hit pedestrian, police say

Police have arrested a Milpitas man for vehicular manslaughter after he allegedly hit a man while driving under the influence on El Camino Real near Escuela Avenue early Sunday morning.

Police arrested 34-year-old Luis Madrid Jr., who was driving a 1994 Ford Explorer at the time of accident at 2:38 a.m. on Oct. 31. The victim, a 40-year-old Mountain View man wearing dark clothing, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police say Madrid stayed with the victim until paramedics arrived.

Witnesses said the victim was not crossing the street, but was walking westbound down El Camino Real about four feet from the curb, said police spokesperson Liz Wylie.

Madrid was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged with vehicular manslaughter.

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