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SJSU Student Faces Drunk Driving Charge And Another Dies In Hit And Run Accident

SAN JOSE – A San Jose State University student is facing drunk driving and hit-and-run charges which resulted in the death of another SJSU senior who died on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Sunday morning along busy fraternity row on South 10th Street when the San Jose State University senior was crossing a street. He was identified as 23-year-old Chi Lam, a member of Delta Sigma Phi, who was struck by the driver of a passing vehicle. His friends described him as a kind-hearted, genuine person that consistently made others smile.

According to Sgt. Heather Randol, the suspect was driving southbound on South 10th Street when he struck the victim who was crossing the street on foot. The suspect fled the scene and moments later collided into another parked vehicle on South 8th Street. He was identified as 22-year-old Solomon Friese.

Upon investigation, police found that Friese was driving under the influence, so he was arrested. Friese faced multiple charges including drunk driving and felony hit-and-run.

Donations were collected for the victim’s family by fellow students via a GoFundMe page.

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