Pickup truck strikes and kills pedestrian in southeast Fresno

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A man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck in southeast Fresno. 

It happened on Clovis Ave just north of Kings Canyon.

According to police a man was attempting to run across the road and the driver of a pickup truck swerved but could not avoid him.

Lt. Bill Dooley with the Fresno police said the call for a vehicle vs. pedestrian came in just before 8:30 p.m.

He said when police and paramedics arrived on scene they found the victim in the roadway. Medics tried to resuscitate him, but he died at the scene

“The driver has been cooperative. He’s a male in his late teens, licensed, not DUI. He’s absolutely devastated by what happened,” Dooley said. 

The victim has not been identified, police said he appears to be in his 50’s.

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