Boy Struck and Killed by Vehicle on Highway 33 near Arnold Avenue in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California (January 16, 2023) – A 13- year-old boy from Fellows was hit and killed by a vehicle while riding a skateboard on a highway in Bakersfield on Sunday evening.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident was reported at around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 33 just north of Arnold Avenue.
The boy was skating in a dark and rainy area along the highway when he was hit by a pickup truck traveling at about 50mph.
The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
CHP said alcohol and drugs did not play a role in the crash.
The name of the deceased person was not released pending notification of the family.
Additional information about the accident was unavailable.
An investigation into the crash is underway.