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CHP officers process the accident scene Monday night (photos by Leonard Andrenacci)

Authorities Identify Man Killed While Walking on Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A man who was struck by a vehicle and killed Monday night (Jan. 13) while walking along Highway 41 has been identified.

Cory Wade, 32, a Coarsegold resident, died after he was hit by a car about a mile north of the Black Hawk Lodge, according to an update issued Tuesday by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. when a 2005 gray Toyota Camry hit Wade, with the impact from the collision shattering the passenger side of the Toyota’s windshield.

Wade was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

CHP reported the Toyota was traveling northbound on Highway 41 at about 45 to 50 miles an hour when the collision occurred.

The Toyota driver, a resident of Vallejo, told CHP there was no warning before the collision and the pedestrian “came out of nowhere.”

Investigators on scene Monday night said a pending toxicology report on the victim will determine if drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the deadly incident.


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