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UPDATE: BPD on scene of a fatal crash in central Bakersfield

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Posted at 11:51 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 07:35:03-04
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.