By Cecilio Padilla

MODESTO (CBS13) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by two cars on Highway 99 in Modesto early Monday morning.

The California Highway Patrol says the 41-year-old Modesto man was walking on the northbound side of the freeway just north of the Sierra Drive overcrossing in downtown Modesto when, just before 3 a.m., he was struck by a vehicle.

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The impact sent the man into the middle lane, where he was struck by another vehicle. This caused the second vehicle to lose control and crash into a guardrail.

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Officers say the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second driver stayed at the scene but investigators are still looking for that first driver that hit the pedestrian.

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Highway 99 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.