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Kern County Deputy Hits Two Pedestrians in Oildale

December 16, 2011- Two pedestrians are dead after being hit by Kern County Sheriff’s patrol car, in Oildale, minutes from Bakersfield, at about 7:30 PM Friday.

The pedestrians, Daniel Hiler and Chrystal Jolley Clevenger, were pushing a small motorcycle near the intersection of Norris Road and Diane Drive.

A Kern County Sheriff’s deputy, Deputy Swearengin, was responding to a call, and driving west on Norris Rd. Reportedly he was driving about 60 mph, and did not have his lights on. Swearengin hit Hiler and Jolley as they were crossing the darkened street.

It is reported that Hiler and Jolley were not crossing the road in a crosswalk.



The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Swearengin suffered minor injuries.

The CHP have said that they are investigating the accident and it could take months before it is complete.

Jolley leave behind three children, and Hiler leaves behind a wife and two kids.

This accident requires much more investigation. Please let me help. Attorney John Rozier in Visalia, north of Oildale 559-713-0159.