Two San Jose women died in separate car crashes this past weekend. The causes of each accident are still under investigation.
On Sunday, a 28-year-old San Jose woman was placed into custody after she apparently drove away from striking and killing an elderly woman, police said. The suspect was driving a tan-colored sport utility vehicle when she ran into a parked black Honda Civic near Blossom Hill Road and Snell Avenue at about 9:45 a.m., San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia said.
The woman was attempting to drive away from the crash when she hit an elderly woman in the 400 block of Roading Drive, Garcia said. The suspect lost control of the vehicle and also struck a house before driving away from the scene, leaving the victim in the street.
The victim was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released.
The suspect then struck a second black Honda parked in the 5000 block of Bridle Way, Garcia said.
The driver and three passengers were seen getting out of the SUV and attempting to flee on foot. The four suspects were taken into custody by police, who are continuing to investigate the series of crashes.
On Saturday night, 24-year-old Kendra Calhoun died in a head-on collision, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.
Calhoun, of San Jose, was pronounced dead near the intersection of West San Carlos Street and Bird Avenue after her car and another car collided at about 8:50 p.m., according to police. Two other victims were injured in the crash and were taken to a local hospital where they are expected to survive, police said.
A report today from the San Jose Fire Department said only two were injured in the crash, but the medical examiner’s office later verified that Calhoun had been killed. No other injuries were reported and it isn’t yet known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.