A Delhi man attempting to cross Highway 99 Sunday night was struck by two vehicles and died at the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deceased was identified as Doney Alvarez, 56, of Delhi.
The driver of the first vehicle that struck Alvarez fled the scene and the CHP is looking for information on the person’s identity.
The collision was reported to the CHP at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The call stated a man was down in a northbound lane of Highway 99, near Collier Road.
The CHP investigation showed Alvarez was trying to cross the northbound lanes of the highway when he was hit in the number one lane by a Ford vehicle.
Alvarez was knocked down by the impact and came to a rest on the highway.
Moments after the first collision Alvarez was struck by a 2013 Hyundai Accent. The driver of the Hyundai told the CHP investigators that he saw something dark on the road, but given the proximity, was unable to avoid the collision. The driver of the Hyundai was not named by the CHP. He is a 58-year-old Tulare resident and remained at the scene after the collision.
The CHP stated Alvarez was wearing dark clothing and it was dark at the time of the collisions.
The Ford involved in the first collision is blue in color and is believed to be a Fusion manufactured sometime between 2013 and 2017. The passenger side mirror came off during the collision and was left at the scene.
Anyone with information about the collision or the identity of the Ford driver is asked to contact the Merced Area CHP Office at 356-6600.