Jesus Plancarte Killed in San Jose Bicycle Crash at Story Road and Jackson Avenue
San Jose, California (September 7, 2019) – Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old Jesse Alonso Aguilar of San Jose after a suspected hit-and-run bicycle collision last month in San Jose.
The fatal crash occurred at Story Road and Jackson Street on Thursday, August 29, a while after 2:00 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Jesus Orozco Plancarte, 44, of San Jose was riding his bicycle in a crosswalk at the intersection when he was hit by a gold-colored Chevrolet Suburban driven by Aguilar.
The Suburban was reportedly heading west on Story Road when it slammed into a blue Chevrolet Silverado at Jackson Street. The SUV continued driving through the junction and finally hit Plancarte.
Plancarte was declared dead at the scene by responding emergency crews.
The pickup truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The name and the current condition of the driver were not immediately provided.
Authorities affirmed that Aguilar did not stop to assist the victims but fled the crash site. The suspect was later located and arrested.
An investigation is ongoing.