STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A person was struck and killed by a van in rural Stanislaus County on Monday morning, authorities say.
According to California Highway Patrol, officers responded to a reported collision along Crows Landing Road near Clausen Road, east of Patterson. At the scene, officers found a person lying in the road and a van stopped on the shoulder.READ MORE: New Law Makes Getting License Easier For Barbers And Hairstylists In California
Officers say medics rushed the person, a 26-year-old Oakdale resident, to the hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.READ MORE: Dinosaur Exhibits Open At Sacramento Zoo
Investigators believe the person had gotten out of a pickup truck that parked on the west shoulder of Crows Landing Road. For some reason, the person then tried to walk across the road – going right in front of the oncoming van.MORE NEWS: Homeless Encampments Cause Concern For Local Businesses As Sacramento Shelters Reach Capacity
The van driver wasn’t able to stop in time and struck the man. Officers say the van driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation; DUI is not suspected.