SAN JOSE -- An elderly San Jose woman was killed Friday evening when an SUV slammed into her as she was crossing a downtown street.
The accident happened about 5:08 p.m. at the intersection of Taylor Street and North 6th Street in Japantown.
Police said the 79-year-old pedestrian appeared to have been walking north across Taylor Street in or near the crosswalk when she was hit by a gray Toyota 4-Runner traveling west on Taylor.
The woman, who was not identified, was laying in the street when officers arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 32-year-old man driving the vehicle, who also wasn't identified, remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to a police Sgt. Jason Dwyer.
"It's an area where there is a lot of pedestrian traffic," Dwyer said. "I don't know exactly what caused it. When we got out there, we didn't see anything negligent in terms of speed." He added that officers found no indication of drugs or alcohol being a factor in the accident.
Dwyer said the driver was allowed to leave without being ticketed and the incident remains under investigation.