Pedestrian killed in southwest Bakersfield

Update: Officers say alcohol was not a factor in the 22nd pedestrian fatality in Kern County this year.
UPDATE: We have new information in the case where a man was hit by a car in southwest Bakersfield.

Police say 68-year-old Miguel Buenos was walking across Stine Road, near Harris Road last night when he was hit. Officers say he was not in a crosswalk. Buenos was taken to Kern Medical Center where he died about an hour later.

Police determined the driver, identified as Jose Jimenez, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was released at the scene.

Officers closed Stine Road for several hours while they investigated. Buenos is the 22nd person to die in a pedestrian fatality on Kern County streets this year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bakersifeld Police Department at 661-327-7111.


The original release is as follows:

A Bakersfield man has died after he was hit by a car in southwest Bakersfield.

It happened just after 7 p.m Wednesday in the 5400 block of Stine Road near Harris Road.
 
Police say the victim, 68-year-old Miguel Buenos, was not in a crosswalk when he was struck.

Buenos was taken to Kern Medical Center where he died about an hour later.
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