Bakersfield veteran hit, killed by car while crossing street
James Chvala Jr. Bakersfield High graduate
Last Updated: 396 days ago
MADERA, Calif. - Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Bakersfield electrician and veteran, who died Wednesday after he was hit by a car while crossing the street in Madera.
CHP officers said 25-year-old James Chvala Jr., also known as Jimmy, was on the job Wednesday morning when he crossed the street to grab a shovel and was hit by a car.
Chvala was a 2006 graduate of Bakersfield High School and was on the track team from 2003 to 2006.
Chvala was also a member of the United States Army.
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