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A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in northeast Bakersfield on Tuesday.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 8:50 p.m., officers were sent to the 3200 block of Haley Street after getting a report of a collision in the area. When officers arrived, they found a man who had sustained major injuries who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The department said officers learned that the man was walking in the roadway outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by a passing vehicle. The driver stayed to assist with the investigation.

On Wednesday, the man was identified as 18-year-old Jason Quinn Kelly. 

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The other day, a woman (who appeared to be mentally ill and.or on drugs) was soliciting for money, from vehicles stopped at a left-turn light, while meandering around the middle median of a busy road (California, near the freeway.) She stepped out in front of me, completely oblivious, while I was carefully attempting to go straight-on, past her, on my green light....I think we need to stop encouraging this dangerous behavior by not giving money to those who hustle on the street (several drivers could be seen passing her bucks during the time I was stopped.) True "acts of kindness" need to take into account a bigger picture.

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