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Pedestrian struck and killed in Tehachapi

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Posted at 11:49 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:13:49-04
  • The accident happend on Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. near the near the intersection of Tehachapi Boulevard and the Highway 58 onramp.
  • The victim was transported to Adventist Health Tehachapi where they were pronounced dead.
  • Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in the accident.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver near the intersection of Tehachapi Boulevard and the Highway 58 onramp on Tuesday night at around 7:30 p.m.

According to the Tehachapi Police Department, the investigation determined the driver "traveling westbound on East Tehachapi Boulevard failed to yield to the red light controlling the intersection with the highway onramp and struck a pedestrian walking northbound across East Tehachapi Boulevard in the marked crosswalk."

The pedestrian was taken to Adventist Health Tehachapi where they were pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators and did not appear impaired by drugs or alcohol.