A 51-year-old Oakland man was killed in Gilroy when he was struck by an SUV on Monterey Road. He was walking in the northbound lane near Buena Vista Avenue. The driver of the SUV, a Jeep Cherokee, stayed on the scene. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.
The pedestrian accident remains under investigation. Witnesses are urged to contact Gilroy Police MAIT supervisor Justin Matsuhara at 408-846-0350. Anonymous tips may be called in at 1-800-782-7463.