Bakersfield Police arrest one in connection with deadly hit and run on Q Street

Woman died after being hit by car on Tuesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police arrested one man in connection with a deadly hit and run on Q and 31st streets, Thursday. 

Anthony Morales, 29, was arrested after police recognized a car that looked similar to the one involved in the accident on the 2500 block of P Street around 2:30 a.m.

According to police, 59-year-old Yvonne Shelley Cupis, was walking in the roadway outside of a crosswalk when she was struck by the car, Tuesday afternoon. 

Cupis succumbed to her injuries at the scene, police said. 

Morales could be charged with hit and run causing a death, driving on a suspended license and vehicular manslaughter. 

The BPD is still investigating this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact them at, 326-3967.



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