Update: Victim ID’d in big-rig accident

Young girl involved in hit-and-run accident in Gilroy

A big-rig struck a man laying in the right northbound lane of U.S 101 north of Buena Vista Avenue early this morning.

The pedestrian, identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office as Manuel Vega, 62 of unknown reisdence, died at the scene after the 2001 Peterbilt big-rig driven by a 49-year-old male from Moss Landing hit him about 1:50 a.m.

According to the CHP log, the coroner was called to the scene about 15 minutes after the accident.

There were no injuries to the driver, and no DUI was issued. The incident is under investigation, said California Highway Patrol officer Debbie Parra.


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