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Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Bakersfield Police found a man dead in the median of Buena Vista Road just south of Stockdale Highway -- across the way from the westside substation and a fire station.
The roadway was closed for about seven hours, as police investigated the crash.
Pieces of debris from what appears to be a gunmetal gray car are still in the roadway.
The pedestrians name has not been released. Police say he wasn't a transient.
Police say they don't know if alcohol was a factor.
There was a dense fog advisory overnight for Bakersfield. Visibility was around three to four miles at the time of the reports.
Police are investigating if the pedestrian's death is related to a crash about an hour earlier.
Around 2:40 a.m. police say a man reported an incident in the area of White Lane and Buena Vista Road, that's just down the street from where police found the pedestrian.
Police at the scene determined there was an unreported traffic accident. They took a man in for questioning. there have not been any arrests.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police 327-7111.
This is the third pedestrian, so far this year, killed on Kern County roads. Last year, 25 pedestrians died.
Police say the woman returned the victim's wallet late last week with all of the contents intact. Police say the suspect had seen her picture on the news and social media but could not explain why she took the wallet.
Police say the wallet had been left at a service counter at the Walmart store on Rosedale Highway on January 9.
Detectives initiated an investigation into Molina’s murder, however at this point in the investigation have not identified a suspect or suspects and have exhausted all investigative leads.
If anyone has information on this case, call Senior Deputy Daniel Perez at 661-392-6030, the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.
A photo of Joaquin Molina is attached.
"I've been at south now going on 20 years in this classroom. I love it.the kids love me, I get along with everyone, I'm always in this classroom and it gets me up in the mornings," explains South High School teacher Brent McClanahan.
Everyone at South High School knows him as Mr. Mac, the business teacher, but the former running back made a name for himself as a Rebel long before he was molding minds.
"12th grade we were Valley Champions. 1,600 yards and 22 touchdowns," McClanahan said.
McClanahan used to tear up the gridiron for the Rebels back in the 1960s and he has the headlines to prove it.
"It's been a great life. God's blessed me with a beautiful life. 17 years of football and I've been on top," McClanahan said.
Those 17 years of football began on Bakersfield soil, trudged through the heat at Arizona State, and brought McClanahan to the frigid temperatures in Minneapolis where he spent his eight-year NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings.
"My contract my first year was $12,000. My second year it was $14,000 and my third year it was $16,000," McClanahan said.
No doubt the league was a little different back in 1973, but McClanahan was rich in NFL experience, making three trips to the Super Bowl in five seasons.
"It was out of this world. And to do it three times I mean it's the number one game in the world. It was a blast, I can't explain it. You just have to be there," McClanahan said.
But to experience the Super Bowl now will cost you a pretty penny compared to ticket prices back in Mr. Mac's day.
"When I played the Super Bowl tickets were $30 as opposed to $2400. $2400? You done lost your mind- for a football game? Get the- get out of here," McClanahan said.
And those three rings McClanahan's rocking aren't Super Bowl Championship rings... The Vikings lost all three games and are oh for four in Super Bowls.
"And I still have nightmares up until this day because of that. When I fumbled the ball on the two yard line against the Oakland Raiders. So they put that game on me," McClanahan said.
The Vikings released McClanahan halfway through the 1980-1981 season. He closed out his career with 1,200 rushing yards on 367 carries with six touchdowns. Aside from the agony of defeat, and the constant pain he experiences now from various injuries, McClanahan says football's been good to him. But these days he keeps a low profile.
"I got a beautiful family. I have a great job, I love my job. I love getting up in the morning, coming to work early. I love the students," McClanahan said.
After earning his Bachelor's degree at Arizona State and a Master's at Cal-State Bakersfield, McClanahan is focused on providing his students the tools they need to not only graduate, but to make a difference in their community. And in 2012, the NFL honored him with the Teacher of the Year award- presented by Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Viking Randall McDaniel.
Brent McClanahan left his legacy as one of the most accomplished football players in Kern County history. In 1980, he was inducted into the Bob Elias Hall of Fame. In 2006, South retired his number 32 jersey, and he was inducted into the South High Hall of Fame in 2014.
And now Mr. Mac, the former running back is all about giving back and he's living the good life after the league.
"If I had to do it over again I would not change anything. I mean, God has blessed me tremendously and I wouldn't change anything," McClanahan said.
CHP says the people injured in the rollover crash were all members of a family from Shafter.
There was 1 adult and 6 children in the SUV when it rolled on Highway 43 just north of the Kern County Line.
CHP says the adult is in their 20's and the children range in age from 5 to 9 years old.
CHP has reopened Highway 43.
Tulare County fire tells CHP that 1 patient was trasported by ground ambulance to Delano Regional Medical Center and 4 others were taken by ambulance to Kern Medical center. One patient was airlifted to KMC.
CHP says Highway 43 will be closed just north of the county line for a while and they are asking drivers to avoid the area.
Four people people suffered major injuries in a rollover crash on Highway 43, just north of the Kern County line in Tulare.
Early reports say 5 children were in the car and 2 adults. The condition of the children is unknown.
However, there may have been several children ejected from the car. CHP reports it's very foggy in the area.
Three other people in the vehicle have moderate injuries according to CHP.
We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Kern County Animal Services, Marley's Mutts and Unity Thrift of Taft will be loading animals onto the flight with Wings of Rescue.
The dogs will be flown by volunteer pilots to areas in the Pacific Northwest where they will have new homes waiting for them. Kern County shelters are working together to help save the lives of unwanted, neglected and homeless pets through this partnership with Wings of Rescue.
The second event will take place on Thursday, February 5th known as the "Flight of the Valentines".
Kern County Animal Services and the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center will be joining forces on this flight to save dogs by working with Wings of Rescue to fly dogs to New York City.
Epic Jet Center is located at 1105 Douglas Street at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield.