Fatal Pedestrian Accident Highway 58 and Tehachapi Boulevard, Bakersfield

 Fatal Pedestrian Accident Highway 58 and Tehachapi Boulevard, Bakersfield

Man, 61, Killed in Crash on State Route 58

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2023) — A 61-year-old California City man died on Christmas Eve in a pedestrian accident on Highway 58 in Bakersfield.

A driver in a semi-truck struck the victim at around 1:13 a.m. on Dec. 24th, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The deadly crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Highway 58 near Tehachapi Boulevard, the police report said.

The 23-year-old Fresno man driving the tractor trailer truck told CHP officials the 61-year-old California City man was standing on the highway after apparently being involved in a separate collision.

The truck driver was not able to avoid hitting the victim, despite efforts to avoid the collision.

The unidentified 61-year-old man died at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol is heading up the traffic investigation.


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