Pedestrian killed in east Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man has died after being struck by a vehicle in east Bakersfield.

The crash happened on Niles Street, between Barlow Street and Pentz Street, around 3:50 a.m. Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers say the victim, 18-year-old Roberto Flores Velasquez, was found unresponsive in the center median.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say it appeared a vehicle struck Velasquez and continued driving away.