This story has been updated

Update (Oct. 21): The pedestrian killed in the accident on District Boulevard and Ashe Road Wednesday morning has been identified as Jose Luis De La Torres Vargas, 61, of Panorama City, Calif. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning in southwest Bakersfield.

The crash happened around 9:38 a.m. at the intersection of District Boulevard and Ashe Road.

Police say a driver ran a red light going northbound striking a second vehicle, losing control, then hitting a pedestrian on the northeast corner of the intersection. The pedestrian died at the scene.

The driver who allegedly ran the red light suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital, according to BPD. Police do not believe alcohol, drugs, or speed was a factor in this crash.

Traffic was impacted in the area while the crash was investigated and cleaned up, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

If you have information regarding this crash call the Bakersfield Police Department’s Traffic Division at 661-326-3882 or call 661-327-7111.