PINOLE -- A Pinole man was killed after being hit by a car involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night and police have arrested an El Sobrante woman in connection with the wreck.

The crash took place just before 6:12 p.m. on Thursday on Appian Way near Marlesta Road, Sgt. Matt Avery said.

Officers were dispatched there for a report of an injury collision that involved two vehicles and a pedestrian who had been hit by one of the vehicles.

Police said the driver of a 2006 Suzuki Verona -- a 32-year-old El Sobrante woman -- was driving north on Appian Way when she lost control of her vehicle, skidded into the southbound lanes of Appian Way and struck a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that traveled southbound.

After hitting the Cobalt, the Suzuki traveled sideways across Appian Way, left the roadway, drove over a sidewalk and struck a pedestrian just south of Marlesta Road, Avery said.

The pedestrian, a 25-year-old Pinole man, died while being transported to a hospital, police said.

The Suzuki's driver was also hospitalized. The Cobalt's driver complained of pain but was not transported to a hospital at her request.

Police say alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision and the driver of the Suzuki was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. Her name was being withheld by police because she had not been booked into jail on Friday because she remained hospitalized, Avery said.


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Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call police at 510-724-8950.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.