Man killed after being hit by vehicle while on skateboard in Fresno County identified

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Man on skateboard dies after being hit by vehicle in Fresno County
A man on a skateboard was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Fresno County on Friday night.

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The man who was skateboarding when he was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night in Fresno County has been identified.

It happened around 7:20 pm near Highway 43 and Conejo Avenue.

California Highway Patrol officers say Martin Garcia Mendoza was riding a skateboard when he entered the intersection directly in the path of a Dodge traveling south on Highway 43.

The driver had a green light and was unable to stop, hitting Mendoza.

The 22-year old died at the scene.

The driver stayed to talk to officers and was not under the influence.

Officers are waiting for toxicology results from the skateboarder.

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