REEDLEY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A pedestrian was struck and killed early Sunday morning just west of Reedley, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision was reported just before 1 a.m. in the area of Manning and Rio Vista avenues.
Reedley Police reported that a body was found on the side of Manning Avenue and officers were starting CPR before paramedics arrived, the CHP said.
It was later reported that Reedley officers stopped a Jeep Cherokee associated with the fatal crash in the area of Manning and Fisher avenues in front of the City Market. The driver of the vehicle was 32-year-old Michel Herandez from Kerman, who was checking the area to see if he had struck an object.
Police say Hernandez was not under the influence of alcohol and was cooperative with the investigation.
It was later determined in the investigation that Jeep driver struck the pedestrian, the pedestrian was thrown onto the road shoulder sustaining fatal injuries.
Authorities say it is unknown at this time if the pedestrian was impaired; however, it will not be conclusive until after toxicology results are obtained. This investigation is ongoing.
Any additional information or inquires may be routed to the Fresno Area CHP Public Information Officer at (559) 705-2200.