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Pedestrian hit by driver, later dies from his injuries

Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 17:51:21-04

53-year-old Jose Jesus Cordero was crossing Flower Street on Sunday, October 9, 2016 around 7:25 p.m. when he was hit by a car.

Cordero was walking southbound in the traffic lanes from the north sidewalk when 35-year-old Mitchel Virgil approached in his 2001 Lincoln at an unknown speed. Cordero walked into the Lincoln's path and it struck him.

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Cordero was transported to Kern Medical where he died from his injuries.

Alcohol is a suspected contributing factor in this collision.