Deadly vehicle versus pedestrian accident reported in Mojave

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 19:04:22-05

UPDATE (February 1, 2017 4 p.m.): The pedestrian hit in the fatal accident Monday night has been identified as 79-year-old Robert Derkacz from Chilliwack, British Columbia. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


A deadly accident closed Highway 14 near Mojave for several hours Monday night.

California Highway Patrol was investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian crash where two people were hit by a car around 7 p.m., according to initial reports.

It is not clear if one or both people hit by the car were killed.

23ABC will update this story as we receive more information.