A man is dead after he was struck by a car in Central Bakersfield Thursday night.
It happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Eureka Street and Union Avenue.
Bakersfield police say the man was crossing the roadway in the westbound direction of Eureka St. when he was struck by a jeep SUV going northbound in the number 1 lane of Union Avenue.
BPD says the driver of the jeep was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Officers say speed does *not* appear to be a factor in the crash.
The name of the man who died has not yet been released.
The investigation is ongoing.