Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 99 near Livingston
A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday on State Route 99 near Livingston, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a call of a pedestrian walking in the center divide of southbound Highway 99 at Winton Parkway around 5:17 p.m. Monday, according to authorities. At about 5:27 p.m., CHP received multiple calls that the pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle as officers were on their way to the scene, according to a CHP news release.
A 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Ronnie Williams, 58, of Hanford, was driving south at 65 mph in the No. 2 lane. A 57-year-old male pedestrian then walked west from the center divide into the No. 1 lane directly toward the path of the oncoming Ford. Williams was not able to avoid the pedestrian and struck him, according to the news release.
The pedestrian, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene.
The driver of the Ford and his passenger, Sharon Williams, 66, of Hanford, were both wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and were not injured, the CHP said.
At the time of the investigation, authorities closed both southbound lanes of Highway 99 and diverted traffic onto the right shoulder. Approximately an hour later, both lanes were reopened, according to Sgt. Ricky Franklin. The driver of the pickup truck was not suspected of being under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, according to authorities. The collision is under investigation.
Authorities investigate the scene after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Livingston.