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Authorities identify man killed after being struck on Highway 178

Posted at 8:16 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 14:24:13-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in east Bakersfield temporarily shutting down a portion of Highway 178.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. Thursday night in the westbound lanes of Highway 178 near Haley Street. Michael Magellan Hanash, 41, died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

It is not known if drugs, alcohol or speed played a role in the crash.