A woman lost control of her vehicle Monday night in the 500 block of Union Avenue, hit a pedestrian who was standing in the median and then crashed into a business, the Bakersfield Police Department reported Tuesday.
The pedestrian suffered major injuries in the 7:47 p.m. incident and died, BPD said in a news release. He was later identified by the coroner's office as Ricky Ricardo Tappin, 67, of Bakersfield.
The vehicle's driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, BPD said. While speed is a contributing factor in the incident, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.
This is the 27th fatal motor vehicle collision this year within BPD jurisdiction.
Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call 327-7111.