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Pedestrian struck and killed in Tehachapi after driver failed to yield to the red light

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 21:51:35-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — A person died in Tehachapi Tuesday after being struck by vehicle that failed to yield to the red light, according to Tehachapi Police.

TPD said around 7:25 pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Tehachapi Boulevard and the Highway 58 eastbound onramp for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. An investigation indicated a 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 by ambulance to Adventist Health Tehachapi where he was pronounced deceased. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The driver did not show indications of being impaired by drugs or an alcoholic beverage. The identity of the deceased pedestrian is being withheld pending the appropriate notification to the next of kin.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information relating to the collision is asked to call the Tehachapi Police Department at 661-822-2222.