Pedestrian Fatally Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Section Avenue
STOCKTON, CA (August 9, 2018) – A pedestrian was struck and killed early Thursday afternoon, following a wrong-way crash on Adelbert Avenue. The victim’s identity and place of residence were not immediately disclosed, pending notification of next of kin.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the pedestrian was struck by a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by a man suspected of driving under the influence. The collision took place at approximately 12:35 PM near Section Avenue.
31-year-old Eduardo Perez reportedly lost control and crossed over into the wrong lane while making a right turn onto Adelbert from Section. He struck a parked big rig before hitting one person who was standing next to the truck.
The victim was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital, where he died due to severe injuries. Perez sustained minor injuries and was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. No additional information has been released to the public at this time, as the investigation continues.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim. We wish them strength and comfort during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
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