The Merced California Highway PatrolĀ is investigating a vehicle vs pedestrian incident involving an on-duty Merced Police officer last night.

Authorities responded to the 1400 block of G Street for a vehicle vs pedestrian just after 10:00 p.m.

According to an early investigation, a Merced Police officer struck and killed a pedestrian while she was walking on the roadway. The female was pronounced deceased on scene.

The Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation(s).

Anyone with information is asked to contact California Highway Patrol Officer Jorgenson at (209) 356-6600

Case Number: 22-20815