(KRON) — The driver who struck and killed a teenage boy in San Jose on Wednesday was believed to be drinking before the crash, the San Jose Police Department stated. The sufferer in the crash is Justin Estira, a 15-year-old Willow Glen High School pupil.
SJPD stated that the driving force and sufferer have been each at a party the evening of the crash. The driver is “suspected of alcoholic beverage consumption,” however police are awaiting lab outcomes from Santa Clara County to affirm that.
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The crash occurred on the 2400 block of Rinconada Drive simply before 1 a.m. The location of the party is unknown.
The driver, who’s a minor, was arrested and launched on a juvenile contact report.
Estira was on foot when he was hit. A GoFundMe was arrange for his household in the wake of the crash.
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“Justin was a bright, funny, kind, well-loved kid that brought so much joy to those who knew him. He was part of a close, loving family and was adored by his young brother, Joshua. He has many friends in the Willow Glen High School community that are heartbroken with this news,” the GoFundMe reads.
SJPD continues to be investigating the crash. Estira is the twelfth pedestrian to be killed in San Jose this 12 months.