A 14-year-old boy who was hit by a car on Highway 140 on Friday has died, according to the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office.
Christopher Jesse Rodriguez was pronounced brain dead at a Modesto hospital at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, according to the coroner's office.
Rodriguez was a student at Golden Valley High School. He was hit by a vehicle traveling west on Highway 140 about 7:45 a.m., according to Merced police.
The incident happened in the 3700 block of East Highway 140 near Dell Street.
For unknown reasons, the boy stepped into the roadway, and the driver, Cecilia Aguilar, 52, of Planada, was unable to avoid hitting him. Police have said Aguilar is not currently facing charges, though the investigation is ongoing.