Lucy Kenney, 61, died in a collision that deputies responded to at 6:33 a.m. at the intersection of westbound Holly Street at the southbound U.S. 101 off-ramp.
Sheriff's officials said the collision involved Kenney's Honda HR-V and a Ford F-250, which was towing a trailer carrying landscaping equipment.
When deputies arrived, Kenney was unconscious and not breathing. Medics were called and started life-saving procedures, according to the Sheriff's Office. Kenney was taken to Stanford Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:31 a.m.
The driver and two others in the Ford were uninjured. Sheriff's officials said the cause of the collision is under investigation.
—Bay City News Service
Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 101
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's office has identified the pedestrian killed on Highway 101 in Mountain View on Sunday as 21-year-old Trevor Tangerose.
Around 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, Tangerose was reportedly trying to cross Highway 101 on foot, near the Rengstorff Avenue interchange. He was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes, according to California Highway Patrol officials.
He was taken to Stanford Hospital, where he reportedly died a short time later. It wasn't immediately clear why he was trying to cross the freeway, CHP officials say.
CHP officials say the driver involved in the accident stayed on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. All northbound lanes of 101 were closed for about 30 minutes after the accident, according to CHP officials.
Tangerose, originally from Young, Arizona, had arrived recently in Mountain View. He played music and had been hitchhiking across the country for the last few months before stopping in the Bay Area, according to his Facebook profile.
—Bay City News Service and Mark Noack
Cause of death revealed
Santa Clara County officials have revealed new details regarding the death of a young man who was found in his car in December at a McDonald's parking lot. William Opeta, 28, likely died as a result of a brain hemorrhage, according to a newly released report by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner.
The report also indicates Opeta had inflamed lungs and an abnormally enlarged heart, which were listed as significant factors in his death.
The cause of death does not provide much in the way of answers as to what specifically caused Opeta's death. Police officials say Opeta showed no signs of head trauma that could have led to the hemorrhage.
From the evidence, it appears that Opeta's fatal hemorrhage may have occurred naturally, said Mountain View police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
"Based on the coroner's report and from our own follow-up, we do not have any information to suggest that this incident was anything other than an unfortunate circumstance," she wrote in an email to the Voice.
Auto burglary arrest
Mountain View police arrested a Modesto man accused of prowling and tampering with vehicles Friday, March 21.
Patrol officers spotted the man in a parking garage in the 800 block of California Street who appeared to be looking for valuables in parked cars around 10:50 p.m. on March 21. According to police, officers saw the man park his car and then start crawling between parked vehicles, trying door handles and peering into windows.
The 28-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail, Mountain View police said in a press statement released on Monday.
Alleged thief hits employee
A transient man was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole from a gas station and punched the employee who tried to stop him, according to police.
The 30-year-old man reportedly entered the gas station store at the corner of El Camino Real and Shoreline Boulevard around 10 a.m. on March 25, and had asked an employee for matches before heading to a freezer, grabbing an ice cream bar and walking out.
The employee followed the suspect and tried to stop him from leaving when the man turned around and punched the employee "repeatedly," according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. Two other employees working at the gas station joined in to stop the man from leaving, and were reportedly trying to detain the man when police were called.
The employee who was hit suffered minor injuries and declined medical attention, Nelson said.
The man was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He remained in Santa Clara County jail as of Wednesday morning with a bail set at $50,000.
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