Louisiana man killed on Buck Owens Boulevard identified

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Buck Owens Blvd Pedestrian Fatality

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office identified the man that was struck and killed by a vehicle on Buck Owens Boulevard Monday night.

Kevin Bernard Meyers, 55, of Baton Rogue, La., was hit on Buck Owens Boulevard near Gilmore Avenue just before 9 p.m. and pronounced dead in the scene.

Officials said Meyers was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk during a preliminary investigation. They said speed did not appear to be a factor in this incident.

This marks the first pedestrian fatal this year, according to 17 News’ count.

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