Aeneas McClain Obituary, Death – Around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Aeneas McClain, 18, of Fresno, was driving a Dodge Charger on Blackstone Avenue near San Jose Avenue when he hit a truck, police said. Police say that McClain and another driver were racing north on Blackstone from Shaw Avenue when the Charger hit a red truck, causing it to spin into the intersection at San Jose and hit the black truck.
The black truck was going south through the intersection with the green light, which gave it the right of way, police said. The other truck wasn’t in a race. McClain was not moving when police arrived, so he was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said the driver of the red truck was not hurt, and the driver of the black truck was taken to CRMC with a shoulder injury. Detectives were trying to find the driver of a second truck that police said was also racing.
Police said they didn’t know if the driver could be charged with a crime because of the crash that killed someone. Police say that this was the 10th traffic accident death in Fresno so far this year. Lt. Bill Dooley said at the scene Monday, “Street racing itself, whether you’re racing in a group or next to each other, is dangerous not only for the people who are racing but also for people who are nearby.”