Vehicle identified in hit-and-run that killed Clovis Unified administrator, CHP says


Authorities identified the vehicle believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Clovis Unified administrator on Sunday morning, and they’re asking for help locating it.

Just before 6 a.m., a pedestrian was jogging south on Friant Road at Old Friant Road in Fresno County. The pedestrian was struck and killed by a dark-colored pickup truck that was traveling west on Friant Road, the California Highway Patrol said.

The pedestrian was identified as Gavin Gladding, 43 — Fort Washington Elementary School’s vice principal.

RELATED: Fort Washington Elementary vice principal killed by hit-and-run driver

After the collision, the vehicle fled in a westerly direction on Friant Road, CHP said.

A passenger-side, rear-view mirror was recovered at the collision scene.

Follow-up investigation indicates that the vehicle involved is a Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra between the years of 2005-2007, CHP said.

The pickup is a four-door and has chrome caps on the side mirrors.

The vehicle is dark in color, possibly black, and will have collision damage to include but not limited to:

  • Missing passenger-side, rear-view mirror
  • Crushed windshield
  • Possible damage to the grille, hood, roof, A-pillar, and door

Anyone with information should call the Fresno area CHP at 559-262-0400 or 559-705-2200.

Valley Crime Stoppers is offering an $1100 reward for information leading to an arrest. Calls to Crime Stoppers to completely anonymous. Residents can contact them at 559-498-7867.

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