UPDATE (12/17): The pedestrian has been identified by the coroner’s office as Steve Alejandro Ibarra, 28, of Walnut.
UPDATE (12/14): The California Highway Patrol said a 2012 Ford SUV driven was traveling westbound on Highway 58 east of Hughes Lane when, for unknown reasons, a pedestrian ran across traffic lanes directly into the path of the the vehicle. The SUV was unable to stop in time and struck the pedestrian. The male pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 58 just west of South H Street last night.
The California Highway Patrol said just after 11 p.m., it received reports of a collision in the area. When officers arrived, they found that the pedestrian had suffered fatal injuries and pronounced the person dead at the scene.
The westbound lanes along Highway 58 were shut down for several hours due to the accident.
It is not known at this time what led to the collision. This article will be updated once more information is provided.