A pedestrian killed on Monday morning in a collision with a suspected DUI driver on East Bayshore Road in Palo Alto has been identified as 67-year-old Louis Williams, of East Palo Alto, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.
At about 6:15 a.m. Monday, police responded to a major injury crash in the 2000 block of East Bayshore Road and found Williams dead in the roadway. The driver of a silver 2007 Nissan Maxima, Miguel Zaragoza Torres, of Sunnyvale, was uninjured and remained at the scene.
Police booked Torres, 19, 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 Torres was traveling southbound on East Bayshore when his car left the roadway and struck a power pole. The car rolled over and came to rest in the road. Williams was walking when he was struck and killed. It is unclear where he was at the time of the collision, according to police.
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.