Martin Salazar Detained after Fatal DUI Accident in San Jose
SAN JOSE, CA (February 15, 2023) – Officers arrested 49-year-old Martin Ramirez Salazar of Fremont after a fatal hit-and-run on northbound 680 Freeway on February 12.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened just north of Berryessa Road around 10:50 PM. Based on a report, Salazar was driving a 2023 GMC Sierra at a high rate of speed near the intersection when he collided with a 2003 Ford Focus.
Subsequently, Salazar lost control of his truck and it traveled across three lanes before leaving the road and stopping in a field. Then, the Ford lost control and crashed into the concrete center divider.
As a result, the 64-year-old male driver of the Ford died in the incident. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office did not yet release his name, pending notification of next-of-kin.
CHP officials said officers saw Salazar flee the scene. They arrested him at his home in Fremont.
As of now, officers ask anyone with more information on the crash to call the San Jose CHP Area office at (408) 961-0900.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of the victim.
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