The CHP said the man was standing on the road in the dark when Pedrozo hit and killed him.
According to the California Highway Patrol report, just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Pedrozo was driving a on Doppler Road, north of Le Grand Road, when he saw a pedestrian wearing dark clothing and no shirt standing in the road with his hands raised in the air directly in front of his truck.
The victim, a 33-year-old man from Merced, was hit and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say alcohol was not a factor, but the incident remains under investigation.
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Merced Co. Supervisor John Pedrozo fatally strikes pedestrian