Pedestrian killed in southwest Bakersfield collision identified

Pedestrian Safety

This story has been updated as of Nov. 8.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The 40-year-old man killed after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night in southwest Bakersfield has been identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

The man has has been identified as Xavier Spain Kennedy, 40, of Bakersfield. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of South Real Road and Apache Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of a Ford Flex was traveling northbound on S. Real Road when the man walked eastbound across S. Real Road at Apache Avenue directly in front of the Ford.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation. The driver of the Ford stayed at the scene and alcohol or drugs to not appear to be a factor in this incident.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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