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Kong Vang Arrested Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Fresno Shields Avenue

Kong Vang Arrested Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Fresno Shields Avenue

Kong Vang, 23, Kills Pedestrian in Fresno Hit-and-Run Crash on Shields Avenue

FRESNO, CA (July 28, 2021) – Authorities detained Kong Vang after a fatal hit-and-run crash on Shields Avenue in Fresno.

Police identified the 23-year-old man as the suspect of the collision which took place earlier this month, on July 10.

The incident happened when Kong Vang was driving a white truck east on Shields Avenue in Fresno. At the same time, a male pedestrian was trying to cross the street.

For an unknown reason, Kong Vang struck the man near the Valero gas station at North Channing Way. Police said after some time, another vehicle hit the victim.

The pedestrian, 40-year-old Felipe Balero, died at the scene. The Fresno Bee and FOX 26 News wrote that the accident occurred shortly before midnight near West Avenue.

Felipe Balero, 40, Hit by Vehicles

Meanwhile, police affirmed that Kong Vang slowed after hitting Felipe Balero but did not stop to help him. He fled the area and went home.

Authorities located his truck at a house on West Griffith Avenue. He spray-painted the wheels and other parts of the vehicle to disguise it.

They soon arrested Kong Vang on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting death, vehicular manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance.

Officers booked him into the Fresno County jail in lieu of a $9,500 bail. The reports indicated that the other driver involved stopped and stayed at the site following the collision.

The Fresno hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.

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