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Vehicle strikes, kills man walking in road west of Turlock

A 38-year-old man was killed early Wednesday when he was struck by a car out in an area west of Turlock city limits.

The deceased was identified as Jose Mendez-Alonzo, 38, of Crows Landing.

The collision was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday by the driver of the involved vehicle, Maiyra Rodriguez, 41, of Winton.

The collision happened on W. Main Street, near the intersection with Crows Landing Road.

According to the CHP, Mendez-Alonzo was walking in the middle of W. Main Street, as Rodriguez was approaching eastbound in her 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Rodriguez said she did not see Mendez-Alonzo walking in the roadway and struck him with her vehicle. She immediately pulled over and called 911.

An off-duty San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputy came upon the scene and located Mendez-Alonzo in the roadway, unconscious with no pulse. The deputy started CPR and continued until relieved by CHP officers. The CHP officers continued CPR for three minutes until paramedics arrived and pronounced Mendez-Alonzo deceased.

Rodriguez did not sustain any injuries in the collision. Her sobriety was evaluated by the CHP and she was determined to not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.