Correctional Deputy Dies in Suspected DUI Crash Near Auzerais Avenue

SAN JOSE, CA (July 19, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, a two-vehicle collision involving a suspected DUI driver on Highway 87 claimed the life of Deputy Arturo Romero.

The fatal crash happened around 4:50 a.m. along the southbound State Highway 87 near Auzerais Avenue.

Allegedly, a 2009 Toyota Sienna minivan started driving in the wrong way and collided head-on with a 2021 Honda Accord.

Unfortunately, the first responders declared the driver of the Honda dead at the scene. He was later identified by the sheriff’s office as 51-year-old Arturo “Kiki” Romero. Romero has been working for 24 years as a correctional officer and deputy of San Jose County.

Meanwhile, authorities arrested the 26-year-old male Toyota driver from San Jose after being treated for minor injuries. Authorities charged the driver with felony DUI.

The CHP San Jose is asking anyone with additional information about the fatal wrong-way crash to contact them at (408) 961-0900.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Arturo Romero.

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