The driver of a pickup was killed Monday after crashing into a parked box van on East Truxtun Avenue, police said.

The pickup's driver lost control and slammed into the van at about 10:05 a.m. in the 1600 block of East Truxtun Avenue, according to police. The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to a local hospital where he later died. 

No one else was in the pickup, and the van was unoccupied, police said. It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. 

The roadway was closed for about three hours while police investigated.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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