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Bakersfield cyclist hit by truck, killed

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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.

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Cardoza was the only one inside of the vehicle. He was not injured.

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