A 79-year-old Fresno man died Monday night after being struck by a vehicle while walking across a northeast Fresno street, police said.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office identified him Tuesday as Howard Traugh.
Lt. Steve Card said Traugh was struck about 7 p.m. on Chestnut Avenue just south of Shepherd Avenue. He died about 8:45 p.m. at Community Regional Medical Center.
Card said Traugh was crossing Chestnut eastbound in front of the Carl’s Jr. restaurant when he was struck. He was walking home, Card said.
Card said the unidentified adult male driver stopped his vehicle to render aid. Card said alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. He said police are still investigating and the driver is cooperating.