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2 fighting along roadway struck, killed by pickup truck

September 17, 2018

RAYMOND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people were killed on a rural roadway in central California when they were struck by a pickup while fighting outside of a car.

The Fresno Bee reports 37-year-old Dean Cram and 36-year-old Lucille Trolinger died after being struck Sunday night in the town of Raymond.

The California Highway Patrol says Cram and Trolinger had been riding in a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Ricky Holt when they began arguing and Holt stopped the car.

Cram and Trolinger got out of the car and were wrestling in the roadway when a pickup being driven by 68-year-old Joi Phatdouang slammed into them, killing them.

Investigators say Phatdouang did not see the fight in the roadway because of the glare of the Dodge’s headlights. He was released from the scene.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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