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Woman dies after she is struck by a vehicle while crossing a central Fresno street

A 61-year-old Fresno woman died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 after she was struck by a vehicle in central Fresno, said Fresno police Lt. Carl McKnight.
A 61-year-old Fresno woman died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 after she was struck by a vehicle in central Fresno, said Fresno police Lt. Carl McKnight. cyang@fresnobee.com

A woman crossing a busy roadway in central Fresno died Tuesday night after she was struck by a vehicle, said Fresno police Lt. Carl McKnight.

The woman was identified as Patricia Loza, 61, of Fresno by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday.

McKnight said Loza was crossing Fresno Street near White Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. when she was hit. The driver stopped, called for help and is cooperating with the investigation, McKnight said.

McKnight said it is unknown if alcohol was involved.

Chueyee Yang: 559-441-6447, @chueyee15

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