Fresno Fatal Pedestrian Collision — A pedestrian accident in Fresno claimed the life of a Selma man on October 26, 2018. The collision occurred shortly before midnight along Highway 41 just south of Ashlan Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a pedestrian was attempting to cross the freeway from the west shoulder to the left lane. While doing so, the walker was struck by an oncoming GMC pickup driven by a 62-year-old Hanford man. A 2018 Ford driven by a 49-year-old Clovis man was following behind the GMC and also collided with the pedestrian. Emergency personnel responding to the accident transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment, where he passed away. Officials have identified the victim as 22-year-old Jose Aguilera Vasquez of Selma.
My sincere sympathies are extended to the loved ones of Mr. Vasquez as they mourn their tragic loss.