The teenager, 16-year-old Dayvon Fletcher McCoy, was with a 14-year-old friend and was walking northbound on Valentine near Shields.
That was when he was struck by Albert Isaac Fimbrez's car and was killed on impact. His friend, the 14-year-old, suffered injuries.
While Fimbrez was under the legal limit of .08, he has a prior DUI conviction and was driving without a license.
It was just one of three deadly crashes from overnight involving pedestrians.
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For Central Unified, the deadly crash is the tragic loss of yet another one of their own.
Central Unified released the following statement:
Central Unified was devastated to learn about the passing of Dayvon Fletcher McCoy, a 10th-grader at Central High-East campus. He will be missed by his friends, students, teachers and the community. We are providing grief counseling support at the high school for both students and staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dayvon's family.
While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, neighbors pointed out to us that trash is piling up along the streets, creating treacherous conditions for pedestrians.
"No lights, no sidewalks, and trash along the way. I wonder like, I don't know whose blame it was," said David Ramirez. "I don't think it's about that, but I think those issues something to consider."
Fresno Police say from what they can tell so far, the kids were not walking in the street.
"They were walking on the edge of the roadway, from what we can tell when the truck struck them," said Fresno Police Lt. Mike Brogdon.
"It is lit enough for a person driving a vehicle, should be able to see pedestrians coming up as you're driving," Brogdon added.
As for the mounting piles of trash on the side of the road, Brogdon says the sanitation department will be notified.
"As a result of this collision, and it will be up to them to make sure this