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Crash reported on southbound Highway 99 just north of White Lane

Posted at 8:50 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 07:14:34-04

The California Highway Patrol responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on southbound Highway 99 Tuesday night.

Sergeant Christopher Albanese said around 8:20 p.m. officers were dispatched for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on southbound highway 99 just north of White Lane. 

Albanese said their investigation showed a man came off of Wible Road, jumped over a fence into a bank and into the number four lane of traffic. 

The man was hit by a black GMC Colorado pickup who was unable to avoid the crash. 

The man was taken to the hospital with major injuries. 

Albanese said drugs or alcohol were not a factor for the driver, however it's unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the pedestrian's actions. 

The driver is cooperating with CHP. Traffic was slow in the area.