EL CENTRO — Rafael Alvarado, 50, from Mexicali, Mexico was traveling west Tuesday, November 24, on Highway 98 by Anderholt Road in a 2012 Volvo tractor towing a 53-foot box trailer, according to a CHP report.
The report said it was unclear why a male pedestrian, of unknown age and residence, was walking east in the westbound lane of Highway 98.
Alvarado first observed the pedestrian in the middle of the roadway directly ahead of him and attempted to stop his vehicle but was unable to do so. Subsequently the pedestrian was struck by the Volvo tractor. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries from the collision. Alvarado did not sustain any injuries. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, according to the CHP.