Brent Rosenberg was taken off life support on Saturday morning after he was severely injured Friday evening when he was struck by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway near Big Rock Drive. Rosenberg was 23.
The driver of the vehicle was Steven Bauer, 56, of West Hollywood. Previous reports in various media, including The Malibu Times, stated the driver was the actor of the same name. But Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station officials said this was a different Bauer.
Chris Garcia, a roommate of Rosenberg, said Rosenberg was “a tremendous person who is a model for how other people should be.”
Rosenberg had recently moved to Southern California after graduating from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He was working for the investment consultant Wilshire Associates. He had planned to take some courses at Pepperdine University. Lost Hills officials incorrectly reported on Saturday that he was a student.
According to a Lost Hills report, Rosenberg parked his vehicle at approximately 6 p.m. on the north side of PCH at the 19200 block, and then began crossing the road toward his home. He crossed the westbound lane, and stopped at the median to wait for eastbound traffic to pass. A driver moving eastbound slowed and stopped his vehicle for Rosenberg, who then stepped into the lanes of traffic and into the path of a Toyota RAV SUV driven by Bauer. Bauer’s vehicle struck Rosenberg, causing major trauma that required a medical evacuation by a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter.
There is no indication that alcohol or speed contributed to the incident, Lost Hills officials reported. The investigation will be handled by the Lost Hills Traffic Unit.