BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man riding a bicycle was hit and killed Thursday on Oswell Street north of Virginia Avenue as he was trying to cross the roadway.
The man behind the wheel of a truck that hit the cyclist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was identified as 65-year-old Ernest Cardoza, and he was driving a 1999 Ford.
The Kern County coroner's office identified the cyclist Friday as 48-year-old Miguel Joel Castillo Valdez.
Cardoza was the only one inside of the vehicle. He was not injured.