Fresno, California – Derris Kennedy, 26, of Alabama, was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash that happened on Highway 41 in Fresno Early Saturday morning, according to CHP.
The victim was walking in the traffic lanes at the transition to Highway 180 when he was hit by a southbound 2001 Suzuki Vitara.
It’s unclear why Kennedy was in the traffic lanes. He died following the accident.
CHP said Kennedy had been involved in a chase along I-5 two days before the deadly crash. He had been arrested on suspicion of felony evading, assault and attempted carjacking.
The driver of the SUV involved in the deadly crash was identified as a 60-year-old Sanger man. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries.
The CHP is investigating the accident.
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