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Pedestrian hit, killed by trailer that comes loose from truck at Wible Road, White Lane

Police and firefighters are on scene after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a trailer that came loose from a pickup Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at White Lane and Wible Road in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Thursday identified the man killed in this incident as 32-year-old Michael Franklin Evans, of Johnsonville, South Carolina.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Two pedestrians were hit by a trailer that came loose from a pickup Wednesday at Wible Road and White Lane.

Police Sgt. Ryan Kroeker said the trailer came disconnected from the truck, which was northbound on Wible approaching the intersection.

One of the pedestrians died from the impact, while the other suffered moderate injuries.


The trailer continued into the intersection, where it hit a car. That started a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles.

Kroeker said the people in the cars suffered minor injuries.

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