A Merced pedestrian died Monday after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing G Street, the Merced Police Department reported.
Mario Diaz, 55, was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center Merced, according to police.
About 6:45 p.m., Diaz was walking across the 1500 block of G Street when he was struck by a 2000 Ford Expedition heading north, police said. It was not immediately clear if Diaz was walking in a crosswalk.
The driver, 24-year-old Gregory Rodriguez, told police he did not see Diaz and did not have time to stop before the collision. Speed estimates were not disclosed.
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Diaz suffered major injuries and was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
“Rodriguez had not been drinking prior to the accident,” police said in a news release.
Witnesses and anyone with information about the collision are asked to contact Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-4702 or the department’s tip line at (209) 385-4725.