Alert: Police Seeking Witnesses Following Possible Milpitas Hit & Run

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This past weekend, on Saturday, July 14, a possible hit-and-run fatality occurred near the corner of Jacklin Road and Arizona Avenue. The incident took place between 6:30PM and 7PM.

Representatives from the Milpitas Police Department and Fire Department were unable to revive the individual whom they found lying in the road.

Authorities are presently investigating the incident, but believe it was due to a hit-and-run driver. Variable Message Signs (VMS) have been posted near the intersection, requesting calls and information from any witnesses. Any person bearing info for the Milpitas Police Department is urged to telephone 408-586-2400.

“This was a joint investigation by the Milpitas Police Department and the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office,” a Milpitas Police Department officer wrote in an email. “We had our Traffic Safety Unit and a Coroner’s Investigator respond to the scene, and we are treating this as a suspicious death.”

The Milpitas Police Department and the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office are not able to release any other details publicly at this time, including the deceased’s identity.



Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
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