Ashley Capuchin was killed by a pickup truck driver on New Year’s Eve in a Fremont pedestrian accident.
Ashley Capuchin, 19, of Diamond Springs, and her 17-year-old sister were sitting in a parked car on Paseo Padre Parkway around 10 p.m. when Capuchin stormed out, following an argument with a third passenger. She was holding a 3-month-old baby boy, whose name has not been released. Her younger sister followed, and they crossed a median just before a pickup truck hit all three persons.
The baby flew approximately 30 feet out of Ashley’s arms, sustaining life-threatening injuries. A passer-by rushed him to Washington Hospital, a block away. He was later transferred to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, where he remains in critical condition.
Ashley Capuchin was rushed to a hospital, where she died from her injuries. Her sister was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have not released the name of the 64-year-old driver who hit them, though they stated that he or she is cooperating with the investigation and alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor.
Fremont Police Department seeks witnesses with any information about this collision. Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call the Fremont Police Department Traffic Unit at 510-790-6760.
Ashley Capuchin’s death was one of three pedestrian fatalities in the Bay Area on New Year’s Eve. An elderly man was struck and killed by a Ford pickup truck in San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood and a mother with two children were struck in the Tenderloin, killing 6-year-old Sophia Liu.
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