Male Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on Blackstone Street

TULARE, CA (May 5, 2022) – Tuesday night, an unidentified man was killed in a pedestrian big-rig collision on Blackstone Street.

Just after 9:00 p.m., police responded to the scene between Kern and Sonora after receiving multiple dispatch calls.

Investigators say the male pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when a passing semi-truck hit him.

Paramedics arrived and rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where he was was later pronounced dead. Although, authorities have not yet released his identity.

Additionally, the semi-truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Crews have not released any further information regarding the big-rig collision on Blackstone Street at this time.


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