Woman in wheelchair dies after being struck by driver in east central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle in east central Fresno on Friday evening.

Fresno Police say the woman was in a wheelchair near the Taco Bell on McKinley Avenue, when a vehicle traveling west toward Chestnut hit her.

The woman was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where she died.

Witnesses say the woman suddenly rolled out into the westbound lanes of the roadway. She was not in a crosswalk.

The man behind the wheel stayed at the scene. Police say he is not suspected of driving under the influence.

The road is expected to be closed for the next couple of hours.

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