A man in his 40s was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a pickup truck that fled the scene, the California Highway Patrol confirmed.
Officers were called at 5:15 p.m. to the area of Winton Way, just south of Santa Fe Drive in Winton. The victim, described by authorities as a Latino male in his mid to late 40s, was struck by a vehicle, Officer Moises Onsurez said.
Merced County sheriff’s deputies performed CPR, but the victim died at the scene, officers said.
A description of the pickup truck was not immediately available.
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Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying the truck and its driver.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Merced-area CHP at 209-356-2936.