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40-Year-Old Man Killed in Fatal Accident near California Avenue

BAKERSFIELD, CA (June 4, 2021)Monday night, 40-year-old Micah Jason Howard, was struck and killed by several vehicles on Highway 99.

Officers first responded on the northbound lanes just north of California Avenue around 11:09 p.m.

According to CHP, a pedestrian sprinted from the east shoulder across traffic lanes and into the path of a Jeep moving 70 mph. The Jeep then struck the pedestrian, who was then hit by multiple other vehicles.

Moreover, none of the drivers involved were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It was unclear whether the pedestrian, whose identity was not revealed, was intoxicated.

Emergency responders temporarily closed the surrounding lanes for more than two hours. But, the roadway has since reopened.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details remains ongoing.


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Micah Howard.


Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident leaves a lasting impact on those left behind. If you or someone you love has been involved in a similar accident, reach out to Sweet James today. They have 20 years of experience in the field, and have helped victims win their personal injury, pedestrian accident, and wrongful death cases. They will fight by your side to achieve justice and maximum compensation. Call them today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free strategy session. Their legal team is also available via email, online chat, and text message. If you are a family member of the victim involved in this accident, they may be able to help you obtain the police report. To request a police report, click here.

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