Ruben Garcia Fatal Pedestrian Accident Central and Chestnut Avenues, Fresno

 Ruben Garcia Fatal Pedestrian Accident Central and Chestnut Avenues in Fresno

Man, 20, Killed in Crash at Fresno Intersection

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (June 14, 2023) — Ruben Garcia, 20, of Fresno, died early Tuesday in a pedestrian accident at East Central Avenue and South Chestnut Avenue in Fresno.

The Fresno County Sheriff Coroner released the pedestrian’s name after notifying his family.

A driver in a truck struck the young man around 3 a.m. on June 13th in the Malaga area of Fresno County, according to ABC 30 News.

Ruben Garcia and his 17-year-old friend were both allegedly running across the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told CHP officers the two young people were apparently running in an eastbound direction across Central Avenue when a northbound Toyota traveling on Chestnut Avenue struck the man.

The driver reportedly swerved in a failed attempt to avoid hitting the pedestrian. The teenage friend ran over to a convenience store to call 911 for help.

Paramedics responded and located the victim trapped under the vehicle He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities closed down the southbound lanes of Chestnut Avenue to conduct an investigation.

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Source: ABC 30 News

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