Police said a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck was parked outside the restaurant when the adult male driver “accidentally placed the vehicle in reverse and proceeded to reverse at a high rate of speed,” police said.
Two men and a woman who were sitting in the outdoor dining area of the restaurant were struck by the truck, police said.
All three were hospitalized, where the woman was pronounced dead. Police said the two men sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the driver, identified as 32-year-old San Jose resident Alex Moreno, was believed to be impaired. A woman in the truck at the time of the collision was not injured.
The San Jose Mercury News reports Moreno had been asked to leave the bar after he was allegedly seen using cocaine out in the open. He appeared be heavily intoxicated, according to witnesses interviewed by the Mercury News.
Moreno and a 24-year-old woman left the bar and reportedly got into Moreno’s work truck about 30 minutes before the crash.
The unidentified 24-year-old woman told police she was performing oral sex on Moreno when the truck began moving, the Mercury News reports.