Fresno, California (September 28, 2019) – A 29-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Friday morning in Fowler, according to the authorities.

The fatal pedestrian accident was reported at about 4:34 a.m. on Highway 99 near Clovis Avenue.

Matthew Rodrigues was struck by a van while trying to cross Highway 99.

The CHP said Rodrigues had pulled over on Highway 99 due to a flat tire and he had run out of gas.

Rodrigues was pronounced dead at the scene.

The van driver identified as Jerome Fritas remained as the scene and cooperated with the investigators.

No other information was provided regarding the incident.

The police are investigating the cause of the crash.