UPDATE (10/14): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who was struck and killed by a semi truck on Oct. 11 as 23-year-old Layloni Ariel Ashely Rue.
UPDATE (10/12): The California Highway Patrol said a Kenworth tractor trailer was traveling eastbound on Highway 58 east of Cottonwood Road on Oct. 11 when, for unknown reasons, the pedestrian wandered into traffic and directly into the path of the Kenworth tractor/trailer.
The department said the driver of the Kenworth was unable to take evasive action and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was subsequently struck several times by an undetermined amount of vehicles.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. Eastbound lanes of the 58 were closed from Highwat 99 to Mt. Vernon Avenue for approximately four hours for investigation.
(10/11): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed along Highway 58 in Central Bakersfield.
According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported at around 8 p.m. on eastbound Highway 58 near South Mount Vernon Avenue. The pedestrian was struck by a semi truck.
Eastbound traffic is shut down and onramps to eastbound Highway 58 from Mount Vernon Avenue is closed for the investigation. Eastbound traffic from Highway 58 is being diverted onto Union Avenue.
We will update this story as we learn more information.