Driver of semitruck stolen from LA kills motorcycle rider in Fresno hit-and-run

FRESNO, Calif. -- A Harley Davidson motorcycle rider from Riverdale was killed after being hit by a stolen flatbed semitruck in Fresno County.

The California Highway Patrol closed Highway 41 from Harlan Avenue to Laguna Avenue for several hours after a flatbed semitruck slammed into a motorcycle, killing the rider.

Investigators said the motorcycle was stopped at the traffic light when the truck struck it from behind, dragging the motorcycle and driver into a field.

The driver of the semitruck who ran away from the scene on foot is now in custody, authorities said. He has a French passport.

The Lowes flatbed truck he was driving was stolen out of Los Angeles.
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