SAN FRANCISCO—San Jose police have arrested the suspected driver of a hit-and-run accident, which left a pedestrian dead on February 21. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Marco Chamale.
According to a San Jose Police Department statement, “The suspect driver struck two pedestrians (food vendors) who were on the sidewalk and fled the scene. The pedestrians were transported to a local area hospital and treated for their injuries.”
The day after being hit, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The second victim, also a food vendor, is expected to survive.
“Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect Chamale was driving northbound on White Road and hit a vehicle in a head on collision (non-life threatening injuries). He did not stop and continued to drive northbound on White Road where he went up on the curb and hit a food vendor cart and the two vendors,” said the statement.
Even after striking two pedestrians, Chamale reportedly continued eastbound on Mount Vista Drive and crashed through several fences and collided with an unoccupied parked vehicle.
Chamale was soon located, arrested and transported to a local area hospital, where he remained a short time before being booked in Santa Clara County Jail.
Anyone with information about this collision is urged to contact The San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit, at (408) 277-4654. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867), or may visit: tipsubmit.com, and may be eligible for a reward.