FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A pedestrian was killed after being struck by multiple vehicles Saturday morning along Highway 99 in central Fresno, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers around 5:50 a.m. received reports of a pedestrian on the southbound lanes of the 99 north of Belmont Avenue, said spokesman Mike Salas. Minutes later, several calls came in of a collision involving a pedestrian.
The crash occurred when the pedestrian, identified as a man in his early 50s, was struck by a Dodge Caravan and a Volkswagen Passat between the first and second lanes.
Salas said multiple vehicles had passed over the pedestrian’s remains before all southbound freeway traffic was stopped.
The southbound lanes of the freeway were closed between Clinton and Belmont avenues for about three hours as officials investigated the collision and removed the victim’s remains.
The CHP reported that it was unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash for the pedestrian.
No other injuries were reported.