Police are searching for a black, lifted, four-wheel-drive pickup with oversize tires and rims following a fatal hit-and-run collision Wednesday night in central Fresno.
The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. at Blackstone and Clinton avenues as the male victim, who was in a wheelchair, was attempting to cross Blackstone Avenue from west to east at Clinton Avenue.
The man was identified by the Fresno County coroner as Christopher Varela, 54. The coroner said Varela’s city of residence is unknown because he was homeless.
Lt. Dave Ramos said the pickup struck Varela, who was in the crosswalk, and fled south on Blackstone. Anyone with information about the pickup is asked to contact detective Jeremy Maffei at 559-621-5058.