Pedestrian killed in central Fresno ID'd

The Fresno BeeMay 21, 2014 

The pedestrian who walked into traffic and was killed Friday night in central Fresno has been identified as Frank Delacruz, 51, of Fresno, said police Lt. Joe Gomez.

The man was standing on the center divide of First Street at Dayton Avenue -- between Shields and Dakota avenues -- about 9:15 p.m. when he stepped into the southbound lanes, waving his arms and yelling.

A 60-year-old woman driving a Chrysler did not see the man in the roadway until it was too late and hit him head-on. She immediately stopped and tried to help, Gomez said, adding that the woman isn't believed to be at fault pending the full investigation.

Gomez said the accident is still under investigation by the department's Collision Reconstruction Unit.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6386, cgeorge@fresnobee.com or @CarmenGeorge on Twitter.

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