CHP: Man struck by SUV on HWY 41 found dead

February 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A pedestrian was killed in a vehicle accident in Southwest Fresno Friday evening.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. along Southbound Highway 41 and North Avenue.

Investigators say a man wearing dark clothing was walking along Hwy 41 when he was hit by an SUV. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and stayed on the scene. When officers arrived the man was already dead.

Axel Reyes of the California Highway Patrol said, "Here on the 41, this stretch here there's no street lights, pretty dark. Again, we're not sure how he walked into the roadway. We're not too sure of the details yet."

The driver stopped immediately after hitting the man. Investigators say they won't know until the coroner's report comes back if the pedestrian had been drinking at the time of the accident.