CHP investigates a body found near Highway 99 in Fresno

Investigators said several people called 911 to report a pedestrian had been run over on the transition road from Highway 99 to Golden State Boulevard at the Ventura Street overpass on Thursday.
March 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Investigators said several people called 911 to report a pedestrian had been run over on the transition road from Highway 99 to Golden State Boulevard at the Ventura Street overpass on Thursday.

The highway patrol said when paramedics arrived at the scene, they found 20-year-old Francisco Lopez dead. Investigators said the preliminary investigation indicates Lopez tumbled down the dirt embankment from Ventura Street and landed in the road on Golden State Boulevard -- directly in front of an oncoming big rig.

Investigators said they are still looking for the driver of the big rig. They also said they are unsure if other vehicles may have hit Lopez.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fresno Area CHP office at (559) 441-5400 or (559) 441-5441.


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