By CBS13 Staff

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.

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Officers say medics rushed the person, a 26-year-old Oakdale resident, to the hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.

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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.

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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.