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Fairfield Police officers investigate the scene where a pickup truck hit a pedestrian along West Texas and 5th Streets in Fairfield, Sunday. The pedestrian was taken to NorthBay Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation. Police were first notified of the pedestrian collision at 9:38 a.m. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)


Pedestrian hit by pickup truck, killed

By From page A4 | March 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A man who was walking across West Texas Street was killed Sunday after he was hit by a truck.

Fairfield police received several calls at 9:38 a.m. from people reporting the incident at the intersection of Fifth Street. Officers responded and found a 62-year-old Fairfield man in the street suffering from major head trauma, according to a press release. The driver of a Chevrolet truck had stopped in the street and was rendering aid to the pedestrian, police said. 

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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Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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