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.
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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.