BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County coroner’s office identified a man who died after being struck by a vehicle early Monday morning in south Bakersfield.
Stephen Wayne Stith, 72, of Bakersfield was a pedestrian hit by a vehicle Monday morning, according to the coroner’s office. He died at the scene.
The crash happened around 6:16 a.m. at the intersection of Harris Road, just east of Wible Road. Officers found Wayne Stith laying in the roadway suffering from major injuries.
Medical aid arrived and pronounced Wayne Stith dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, BPD said.
BPD said the man was crossing the street when he was struck by the vehicle traveling eastbound. Speed, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision, the release said.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call BPD at 661-327-7111.