An Edison High School special education teacher was identified as the man struck and killed by a car Tuesday night while walking across Shaw Avenue near Fresno State.
Alex Lark, 43, began his career at Fresno Unified in 2005 as a special education aide. He became a teacher in 2012 and taught at Phoenix Elementary Academy and Edison High School.
"He was a very popular teacher and he will be sorely missed," said Susan Bedi, Fresno Unified spokeswoman.
The district sent school psychologists to Edison High on Wednesday morning to offer support for teachers and students.
Lark, an Air Force veteran, was enrolled in the special education teacher credential program at Fresno State and was the son of Alexander H. Lark, emeritus professor of education at Fresno State, the university said Wednesday.
Fresno police said Lark was jaywalking across Shaw Avenue near Jackson Avenue, in front of Fresno State, about 6:20 p.m. when he was struck by a Toyota Matrix sedan. Lark was taken to Saint Agnes Medical Center, where he died.
The driver of the Toyota told police he did not see the man crossing the street. The driver did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.
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