38-Year-Old Eliodoro Arellano Killed in Fresno Pedestrian Crash on Highway 180
Fresno, California – A 38-year-old Fresno man was hit and killed by a vehicle on Monday night in central Fresno, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m., July 27, on Highway 180 near Clovis Avenue.
As per the police report, the Fresno County sheriff’s deputies stopped a suspicious car with three occupants near Minnewawa and Turner to do an investigation.
Police said one of the occupants ran off as they investigated the vehicle. The other two were arrested.
The man ran through a fence onto the eastbound lanes of Highway 180 and directly into the path of a Nissan Sentra.
The Sentra driver had no enough time to avoid hitting the man.
The CHP said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Eliodoro Arellano, 38, of Fresno, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the Nissan was not hurt, but her passenger suffered cuts from glass that shattered from the impact of the crash.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
It wasn’t clear if alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.
The CHP is investigating the crash.
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