For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881


Berkeley, California (Thursday, March 11, 2010) - At approximately 9:05 p.m., on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) responded to a report of an injury accident near the intersection of Adeline and Harmon Streets. 

DUI suspect 03112010Responding officers found the victim, a 58 year-old Oakland woman, just south of the intersection in the southbound lanes of traffic.  Berkeley Fire responded to the scene and transported the victim to the Alameda County Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The driver has been identified as Jesse Donald Kelly, 42, of Oakland.  Kelly was arrested at the scene and booked into the Alameda County Jail on charges of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated and Driving under the Influence Causing Injury or Death.

This is the first pedestrian related fatality of 2010.


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