UPDATE: Pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle on Hwy. 58 identified

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UPDATE (8/6): The Kern County Coroner has identified the pedestrian killed in the crash as 35-year-old David Allan Coates.


(7/23): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle early this morning on Highway 58.

The California Highway Patrol said at around 3:49 a.m., it received calls of a pedestrian lying in the roadway on westbound 58 just west of the Cottonwood Road off-ramp. When officers arrived, they found a man in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The vehicle who struck the pedestrian fled the area, according to the CHP.

The department said this is the city’s 28th pedestrian fatal.

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