A 51-year-old truck driver from Florida died Friday evening after being hit by a pickup as he tried to cross a rural road south of Fresno, the California Highway Patrol said.
The CHP said the accident happened after the man, whose name was not released, stopped his tractor-trailer rig on the north side of Central Avenue near Sunnyside Avenue around 6:30 p.m. A 20-year-old Fresno woman driving a 2014 Ford F-150 eastbound at about 60 mph hit the man in the eastbound lane. CHP said the woman cooperated with investigators and neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to be factors in the accident.
The north side of the road is agriculture; there is an industrial plant on the south side.
No other information was immediately available.