Steve “Joe” Silva Struck by Vehicle and Killed

Highway Patrol officers are still investigating a crash that killed Stephen Joseph “Joe” Silva who was walking a pedestrian in Fresno County, just east of Coalinga.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 33 near Lost Hills Road, just east of Merced Avenue.

According to the CHP, the Silva was apparently walking in the middle of the roadway (State Route 33 also known as Jayne Avenue) when he was hit.

The driver that hit the pedestrian stopped and called authorities.

Officers say the driver is cooperating with the investigation and don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash.

Coalinga Press and our friends send our deepest sympathies to Joe’s parent, Steve and Alicia Silva.