Pedestrian fatally struck on Weedpatch Highway identified

Pedestrian Safety

LAMONT, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Sheriff’s officials identified the victim killed in an accident on Weedpatch Highway Saturday evening as Victor Lopez, Jr., of Bakersfield.

California Highway Patrol officials responded to the accident, which was reported at around 6:05 p.m. on Weedpatch Highway just north of Farmers Lane.

Lopez, Jr., 44, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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