A driver hit & killed a woman walking in the middle of the road

A driver hit & killed a woman walking in the middle of the road

FRESNO, Calif. - A driver hit and killed a woman who was walking in the middle of the road, Fresno police said.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday near Herndon and Maroa in Fresno.

Police said the woman was walking in the middle of the road and wearing dark clothing. The driver who hit her stayed, but a bicyclist riding next to the victim took off after the crash.

Police say the driver was heading westbound on the Herndon frontage road, east of Maroa Avenue when he hit the woman. 

The bicyclist next to the victim was not hurt and left the area. 

When police arrived, officers found the woman bleeding profusely. Officers performed CPR but sadly, she died at the scene. 

At this point, police said it appears the woman may be at fault.

"The victim was in the middle of the roadway, which they're not supposed to be," said Fresno Police Lt. Carl McKnight. "There's a sidewalk right here, or there's a median right here that they could've easily walked on."

The woman is in her mid to late 20s, according to police. The coroner's office will release her identity. 

Police said the driver in this case did everything right. Police said he pulled over after the crash, and was sober. 

Police want to speak to the bicyclist who was riding next to the woman. If you have any information on him, you're asked to call Fresno police. 


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