Male Pedestrian Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision on Cottonwood Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Male Pedestrian Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision on Cottonwood Road [Bakersfield, CA]

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Male Pedestrian Dies in Hit-and-Run Collision on Cottonwood Road [Bakersfield, CA]

Man Pronounced Dead after Pedestrian Crash near East Pacheco Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (February 22, 2024) – Early Thursday morning, one man was fatally struck in a hit-and-run collision on Cottonwood Road.

The incident occurred around 2:09 a.m., near East Pacheco Road.

Per reports, the driver of a southbound vehicle struck a man who was walking on the east shoulder of Cottonwood Road. The driver then fled the scene without rendering aid or contacting authorities. 

First responders arrived and declared the unidentified man deceased at the scene. 

Following preliminary duties, authorities suspect speed to be a factor in the collision. Police have not released any further details regarding the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle. 

Bakersfield Officials are asking those who witnessed the crash to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the deceased man. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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