Pedestrian killed in southeast Bakersfield

Hit by car on Cottonwood Rd. & Cheatham Ave.

Traffic is being diverted in southeast Bakersfield tonight after a pedestrian was killed by a car.

California Highway Patrol has shut down traffic on Cottonwood Road near Cheatham Avenue as they continue to investigate the accident.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say the accident doesn't appear to be the driver's fault and the driver stayed at the scene.

There's no word yet on when the street will re-open.

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