Modesto pedestrian struck, killed on SR-99 highway

Accident still under investigation

MODESTO, Calif. - A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing SR-99 in Modesto on Saturday night.

On Nov. 17, at about 5:25 p.m., 40-year-old Jorge Garcia-Colin, was driving a 1997 GMC northbound on SR-99 south of Pelandale Ave. 

At the same time, a 50-year-old, whose name is being withheld until the notification of the next of kin, was walking on the freeway. 

The GMC struck the pedestrian, as a result of the collision the pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are involved in this accident. This case is still under investigation.

If anyone has further information regarding the crash, please contact Modesto Area CHP officer at 209-545-7440.

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