A San Jose City Hall employee was hit and killed in a fatal DUI crash last Thursday, November 10th.
Doug Andreen had just clocked out of a day at work and was walking to a local pizza joint when a suspected drunk driver blazed through a red light and hit him.
Andreen had worked for City Hall for 10 years and was on his way to 4th Street Pizza, a popular eatery among City Hall employees. This is according to police and city officials.
41-year-old Richard Gomez of San Jose is suspected of being drunk at the time of the fatal crash. San Jose police arrested him on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.
Andreen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gomez had been driving a white 2006 GMC pickup truck southbound on 4th Street at about 4:34 p.m. He ran the red light at Santa Clara and struck a black 1998 Acura and spun out. The truck then struck Andreen, tossing him into a parked KGO-TV news van.
Police and fire officials reported that members of the news crew were injured in the accident.
Andreen had been a senior account clerk for the city works department. He primarily supported the animal care and services division.
It is believed that many city employees may have witnessed Andreen’s death due to the time of day. Grief counseling services were to be made available to the employees when they returned following the veteran’s day holiday.
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