San Jose Police report that on June 11th, 2021, at approximately 9:06 PM, Officers responded to the Agave Sports Bar and Grill Restaurant located at 544 Alma Avenue to investigate a reported vehicle versus pedestrian collision. The preliminary investigation revealed the following:
While sitting in a parked white 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck, the adult male driver accidentally placed the vehicle in reverse and proceeded to reverse at a high rate of speed, striking three restaurant patrons (one adult female and two adult males) that were sitting at an outdoor dining area. All three patrons were transported to a local hospital. The adult female was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The two adult male victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The adult female passenger of the vehicle was uninjured.
The adult male driver, Alex Moreno, was believed to be impaired at the time the collision occurred. He was subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
This is the 24th fatal collision, and 25th victim of 2021. This is the 8th auto versus pedestrian fatal collision for 2021.
Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective O’Brien #3527 of the San José Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.
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