Man died of heat stroke in early June, coroner says

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man found unresponsive in northwest Bakersfield in early June died of a heat stroke, according to coroner’s officials.

Alfredo Zavaleta Jr., 38, was found unresponsive June 5 outside his vehicle near Shellabarger Road and Pepita Way, coroner’s officials said. He was taken to Mercy Southwest Hospital, where he later died.

Temperatures in Bakersfield reached a high of 101 degrees on June 5, according to the National Weather Service.

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