Pedestrian killed in Monday collision

Pedestrian killed in Monday collisionA pedestrian was killed early Monday morning in a single-vehicle traffic collision in the 300 block of East Bowman Road. According to a Ridgecrest Police Department release, officers arrived and located the victim, unresponsive and lying near the roadway. Emergency personnel initiated lifesaving measures, but the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that the victim was Franklin Lawrence Forch, Jr., a 38-year-old Ridgecrest Resident. A postmortem examination will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death. — Laura Austin photo

Story First Published: 2021-01-15