A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV early Friday on Shields Avenue just west of Blackstone Avenue in central Fresno, police reported.
The collision took place shortly before 4:30 a.m. as the driver of an Isuzu Amigo was eastbound on Shields when he struck the pedestrian, according to Lt. Joe Gomez. The 25-year-old driver, who was on his way to the gym, did not appear to be at fault and simply did not see the victim in the roadway. The pedestrian was not immediately identified.
The fatality is the eighth this year involving a pedestrian killed by a vehicle, compared to only two at this time last year.