Palo Alto police arrested a Sunnyvale man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on East Bayshore Road this morning, according to a police department press release.
At about 6:15 a.m. Monday, the 24-hour dispatch center received a call reporting a major injury crash in the 2000 block of East Bayshore Road. Officers responded and found an adult man dead in the roadway. Miguel Zaragoza Torres, 19, the driver of a silver 2007 Nissan Maxima, was uninjured and remained at the scene.
Police booked Torres at the Santa Clara County Main Jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter, felony driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and misdemeanor unlicensed driving, according to police.
Investigations revealed that the Maxima was traveling southbound on East Bayshore when it left the roadway and struck a power pole. The car rolled over and came to rest in the road. The victim was walking when he was struck and killed. It is unclear where he was at the time of the collision, according to police.
Police shut down traffic on East Bayshore between Embarcadero Road and Pulgas Avenue during the investigation.
Police are not releasing the identity of the victim.
Police are asking that anyone with information about the case call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984.