55-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Accident near Gilmore Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, CA (January 20, 2022) – Monday night, Kevin Bernard Meyers was killed in a pedestrian collision on Buck Owens Boulevard.

The incident occurred just before 9:00 p.m., on Buck Owens Boulevard near Gilmore Avenue.

Per preliminary reports, the driver of a vehicle struck the male pedestrian while he was crossing the street outside a marked crosswalk.

Due to the impact of the collision, medics pronounced 55-year-old Meyers, of Baton Rouge dead at the scene.

The surrounding area was closed for a brief time to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened.

In addition, police claimed that speed did not play a factor in the collision.

At this time, Bakersfield Officials continue to investigate the fatal pedestrian crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Kevin Bernard Meyers.


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