A man running across Buck Owens Boulevard Tuesday afternoon was struck by a sedan and died at the scene, the Bakersfield Police Department said in a news release.

The identity of the adult male has not been released. He ran across the roadway outside of a crosswalk at the 2600 block of Buck Owens Boulevard, BPD said.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to BPD.

The police said it did not appear that alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in the collision.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact BPD at 661-327-7111.

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Let me guess he was running between the Roadrunner Hotel (where you can buy all the drugs you might need) and the AM/PM market across the street for cigarettes. On my way to work every day this occurs. Watch all the work trucks that pull into that hotel for 3 minutes and then run back out with their goodies every day before coming out to work. Nice.

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