A 72-year-old man was struck and killed by an SUV in east Bakersfield Thursday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was walking in the southbound lane of Washington Street south of Virginia Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. when a 2002 GMC Yukon hit him, according to officers. 

The driver of the Yukon stopped at the scene, the CHP said. No further details were available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Bakersfield office of the CHP at 396-660. 

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