A Southern California man was hit by a car and killed trying to cross Highway 99 near Bakersfield Friday.
CHP officers say the 28-year-old man from Laguna Hills was run over by a driver going southbound on 99 north of Highway 166 just before 8:30 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle told officers she did not see the man crossing in front of her until it was too late.
Officers say they found a truck with a flat tire in the center divider near the scene and believe the man was going to get help to change it.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.