Highway 180 Pedestrian Fatal Believed Linked to Suspicious Vehicle Stop

(Photo courtesy:  KMPH Fox 26)

(KMJ) –  Both the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol continue to investigate a pedestrian highway fatal that is believed to be link to a suspicious vehicle stop.

Around 11:30 p.m. Monday, the CHP says a man was struck and killed on Highway 180 just west of Clovis Avenue.  Shortly before that deadly collision, Sheriff’s Deputies pulled a suspicious vehicle over at nearby Minnewawa and Turner.  There, Deputies detained two suspects, but a third took off from the scene on foot toward the highway.

Investigators believe that is the same man who was hit moments later on Highway 180. But that person’s identity has yet to be released.