A man was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a tractor-trailer while walking on the pavement on Highway 99 in southern Madera County.
The California Highway Patrol said the 23-year-old Madera man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was walking south in the northbound slow lane south of Avenue Nine about 1:50 a.m.
He was struck by a 2007 Kenworth driven by Parvinder Singh Pabla, 41, of Ceres, who was not charged, the CHP reported.
The man died at the scene.
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Officers said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident.