Clovis, CA — A construction worker was killed on Wednesday morning (October 2, 2013) after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. Clovis Police said that Lismar Montenegro, 19 was killed on Cloves Avenue as he worked in a construction zone when he was hit by 31-year old Justin Desatoff.
The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m., early Wednesday morning, on Clovis Avenue at 5th Street. According to the ABC News affiliates in Fresno, Montenegro was working in the construction zone when Desatoff’s car sped through the area and struck him. Montenegro was pinned between Desatoff’s car and a truck, which killed him immediately. The other workers onsite were able to move to safety in time.
Police said that Desatoff was being pursued by police for an unknown traffic violation when he tried to speed away. The accident is still under investigation and Desatoff has been arrested. He currently faces charges of felony DUI after police suspected he was under the influence of alcohol.
More charges may also be filed, they said.
Scene of the Accident