NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – Authorities have identified the man hit and killed by a car while trying to cross Madison Avenue Wednesday night.

California Highway Patrol’s North Sacramento division says the incident was first reported around 9:30 p.m.

A Hyundai and Toyota were headed east on Madison Avenue and were approaching a green light at the Date Avenue intersection. For some reason, two pedestrians – a man and a woman – were trying to cross the street on a marked crosswalk.

The Hyundai, driven by a 40-year-old man from Sacramento, collided with both pedestrians in the street. Officers said both pedestrians were knocked down onto the roadway.

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The man, 57-year-old Frank Avalos, was knocked into the path of the second car, a Toyota Prius driven by a 28-year-old woman. He was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP says.

The 31-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, was taken to the hospital with major injuries and is expected to survive.

Investigators say both cars stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators and were uninjured. Neither DUI nor drugs are believed to be factors in the incident, CHP says.

The cause of the collision is under investigation. Officers said they are looking into the status of the traffic lights for both the drivers and the pedestrians.

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the North Sacramento Area CHP office.

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