UPDATE (Feb. 27,2017 10:30a.m.): The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim as 43-year-old Avery Dion Molle of Bakersfield. The official cause of death is pending.
A fatal vehicle versus pedestrian accident is causing traffic on southbound Highway 99 near Olive Drive.
A person was hit by a car traveling southbound around 1:40 p.m. Friday. Initial reports indicate the pedestrian may have been hit multiple times.
Traffic is being diverted off at Norris Road.
23ABC will continue to update this story as we receive more information.