A San Jose man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on Highway 101 in San Martin, one day after another pedestrian died on the same stretch of road, the California Highway Patrol said.
The crash was reported at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, on southbound 101 south of San Martin Avenue. The man, whose name has not been released, had pulled his car over to the shoulder of the highway and gotten out, and was in a traffic lane when he was struck, the CHP report said.
The vehicle that struck him continued driving.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The CHP released no information on the hit-and-run vehicle and said the circumstances of the death remained under investigation.
The previous day, around 12:30 p.m., a 36-year-old Riverside man was fatally struck on the shoulder of southbound 101 south of San Martin Avenue. He was standing next to his vehicle and resecuring cargo when a box truck driven by an Oakland man veered onto the shoulder and struck him.
The truck driver, who was not injured, remained on the scene.
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