Fatal Pedestrian Accident on South Clovis Avenue
FRESNO, CA (February 18, 2019)– Friday evening, a pedestrian was fatally struck on East Kings Canyon Road and South Clovis Avenue. Their identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Police say a man in his late teens was traveling in a pickup truck when the pedestrian darted into the roadway. The motorist attempted to avoid him, but was unable to stop in time. By the time first responders arrived, the pedestrian was pronounced dead.
Furthermore, witnesses’ testimonies corroborated the driver’s account.
The 18-year-old motorist appeared seriously shaken up following the impact. He stayed on scene and cooperated with the officers. Drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash. The driver was not criminally charged or arrested.
An ongoing investigation of this case is underway.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the bereaved family and friends of the victim. May they rest in peace.
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