At about 2:54 am early Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries on southbound State Route 99 just north of West Main Street.
When crews arrived on scene, they located a pedestrian, later identified as Thomas Paul Kelly Jr., 27, of Delhi, deceased on the freeway with no vehicles around that were involved in the collision.
The California Highway Patrol began its investigation and determined that an unknown vehicle was traveling southbound on State Route 99 just north of West Main Street in the fast lane when its front bumper collided with Kelly at an unknown speed, killing him. The vehicle continued southbound without stopping and the pedestrian came to rest in the fast lane.
The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Anthony Bond at 209-545-7440.