Jogger hit, killed near Castle Elementary School

BPD: Truck hit adult male, driver fell asleep

A portion of Wilson Road was closed Tuesday after a jogger was hit and killed by a truck in the early morning.
Jesus Apolinar Rios-Gallegos, 26, was struck and killed just before 7 a.m. while jogging across Wilson Road near Edgemont Drive, said Bakersfield Police Sgt. Joe Grubbs.
The accident sent the truck into the yard of a nearby home. After an investigation, officials said the driver, 29 year old Eliseo Soto, fell asleep before he struck the victim.
Bakersfield police said Soto could face charges of vehicular manslaughter, but the investigation will not be complete for at least a month and a half.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Officer Tim Berchtold at (661) 327-7111.


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