Pedestrian killed after being struck by cars on Highway 99

11/05/2012 6:55 AM

11/06/2012 2:22 AM

A pedestrian was killed over the weekend on northbound Highway 99 after being struck by two cars south of Avenue 12 in Madera County, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday.

The man's name hasn't been released by the Madera County coroner's office, pending notification of his family.

The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Maria Romero, 26, of Merced, told the CHP that she was traveling northbound in a 2003 Ford Explorer when she spotted the man standing in the highway.

Romero tried swerving to the left to avoid hitting him, but part of the front of her Explorer struck the man, knocking him down, according to the CHP.

He tried to stand up, but was hit a second northbound vehicle, a 1988 VW driven by Amandus Wolff of Anacortes, Wash.

The man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. CHP said the case remains under investigation.

-- Sun-Star staff

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