55-Year-Old Dies in Traffic Accident on Belle Terrace

BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 2, 2022) – On Saturday, a pedestrian accident on New Stine Road claimed the life of 55-year-old James Earl Posey Jr.

The crash happened at 8:45 p.m. along New Stine Road and Belle Terrace, according to initial reports.

Furthermore, authorities responded after receiving a report about a man lying on the road.

Officers arrived and found the man suffering from major injuries. Medics then transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities later identified the victim as James Earl Posey Jr. of Bakersfield. Meanwhile, the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.

At this time, authorities withheld the victim’s identity pending notification of family members.

Moreover, the CHP stated that it is uncertain at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident. However, an active investigation is underway.

Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of James Earl Posey Jr. May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.

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