Two fatal accidents Saturday morning; Rosedale Hwy, and Highway 178

Rosedale Hwy and 178 fatalities

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Rosedale Highway is now open, after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Saturday morning. 

At about 6:26 a.m. in eastbound lanes near Clay Patrick Farr Way, near the Northwest Promenade a man in the roadway was struck by a Honda Accord.

The driver was a 69-year-old-man. There was also a woman in the car at the time.

The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed from Calloway Road to Coffee Road for several hours.

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In a separate accident Saturday, a driver who slammed head-on into a light pole early this morning on Highway 178 has died.

It happened at  1:40 a.m. Saturday morning at the intersection of Highway 178 and Canteria Drive.

The investigation revealed that a man was driving a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck west on Highway 178 when his vehicle collided with a traffic signal at Canteria Drive, officials said.

The driver was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

At approximately 8:20 a.m. the roadway was reopened.

No word yet on what caused the crash.

There were no other occupants in the involved vehicle.
 
The name of the driver is being withheld and will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
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