Police are investigating the death of a man run over by a big rig in southwest Fresno on Wednesday night at West Jensen Avenue near Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The collision took place about 9:40 p.m. Lt. Mark Hudson said it happened a short time after a motorist driving west on Jensen noticed the victim sitting in the roadway and swerved to avoid him.
The motorist pulled a U-turn and returned to urge the victim to get on the sidewalk, but the victim continued to sit in the street with a milk crate upon his lap.
Moments later, the driver of a westbound big rig, who did not notice the victim, struck and killed him. The big rig driver braked to a stop and was cooperative with police investigators.