Man Arrested in Connection to a Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Guadalupe River Trail

June 4, 2020 0 By Brad Hurley

San Jose, CA (6/4/2020) – San Jose Police arrested a suspect Friday afternoon in connection with a hit-and-run that left one man dead on Thursday night. The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. on the Guadalupe River Trail just beneath Tasman Drive.

Sgt. Enrique Garcia of the San Jose Police Department said that the suspect, 27-year-old Antonio Bolanos, was riding his bike south on the trail when he struck a 61-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman riding in the opposite direction. The suspect fled the scene of the collision and both victims were taken to the hospital. The male victim, Tom Fawcett, later died from his injuries, while the female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Witness accounts from the scene suggest that Bolanos was going downhill in the wrong bike lane prior to the crash. So far, he faces one charge of felony hit-and-run and one charge of manslaughter. 

Source: Mercury News

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