An initial investigation revealed the driver, a 57-year-old Fairfield man, struck the pedestrian as he crossed West Texas Street. Witnesses told police the driver of the Chevy was traveling south on Fifth Street, turning east onto West Texas Street. The pedestrian was crossing north across West Texas Street within the marked crosswalk when he was struck, police said.
The victim was transported to a local trauma center where he died of his injuries. His name was being withheld pending family notification.
Police said alcohol is not a factor in this incident.
Officers from the Fairfield Police Department’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Traffic Division at 428-7300.
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