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UPDATE: Coroner identifies pedestrian struck and killed Monday night

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 14:43:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE: Sept. 8) The Kern County Coroner's Office identified 67-year-old Ricky Ricardo Tappin as the pedestrian struck and killed on Union Avenue Monday night.


The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating what appears to be a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Union Ave. between 4th and 6th streets.

Northbound lanes between 4th and 6th are completely blocked, including Southbound lanes south of California.

A vehicle is also almost completely inside of a nearby building.

This is a developing story.