Coroner identifies man killed by Bakersfield trash truck

Coroner identifies man killed by Bakersfield trash truck

The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was struck by a city of Bakersfield trash truck, and who later died from his injuries.

The man was identified as Michael Yunk, 64, of Bakersfield, who was hit by the truck about 6:06 a.m. in the 200 block of Jefferson Street on Thursday morning, and who later died at Kern Medical at 12:41 p.m.

The Bakersfield Police Department said the incident happened when Yunk attempted to pass the city of Bakersfield trash truck on a bicycle. Yunk, however, lost control of the bike and crashed in front of the trash truck. Police said the driver of the trash truck did not see Yunk and ran over him.

The driver then exited his vehicle and summoned medical aid. The man was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Police said drugs, alcohol, and speed does not appear to be a factor for the driver of the sanitation truck.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111.

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