Ruben Garcia Killed in Pedestrian Accident on South Chestnut Avenue [Fresno County, CA]

Ruben Garcia Killed in Pedestrian Accident on South Chestnut Avenue [Fresno County, CA]

Ruben Garcia Killed in Pedestrian Accident on South Chestnut Avenue [Fresno County, CA]

Pedestrian Collision on East Central Avenue Kills 20-Year-Old Fresno Man

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (June 15, 2023) – Tuesday morning, a pedestrian versus pickup collision in Fresno County claimed the life of Ruben Garcia.

The incident happened around 3:00 a.m. on South Chestnut Avenue and East Central Avenue. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, two young men ran across Central Avenue near Chestnut Avenue in an easterly direction. A driver on the road failed to see the two pedestrians in time and struck one of them with their vehicle. 

Responding fire units eventually arrived at the scene and located the victim still under the pickup truck. 

Following the collision, first responders declared the man dead at the scene. He was later identified as 20-year-old Ruben Garcia of Fresno. 

Authorities said that drugs and alcohol did not play a role in the collision. Additionally, the involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. 


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Ruben Garcia.


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