Pedestrian Fatally Struck near North Cedar Avenue
FRESNO, CA (December 2, 2021) – Saturday morning, 23-year-old Devan Nicole Elayda was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Highway 180.
Around 2:50 a.m., Elayda pulled over on the eastbound lanes of the highway and exited her vehicle. A passing vehicle then struck her near North Cedar Avenue.
Emergency crews responded after receiving multiple dispatch calls in the area. Despite life-saving efforts, 23-year-old Devan Elayda, of Fresno died at the scene.
The surrounding area was closed during cleanup duties, but has since reopened. The suspect vehicle was later described as a silver Lexus.
Investigators say a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were occupying the Lexus at the time. However, they are unsure as to who was driving.
The driver will face felony hit-and-run charges, and the passenger can be charged for not reporting the crash.
Once available, further details will be provided.
The team at Sweet James would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Devan Nicole Elayda. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.
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