Pedestrian killed during hit and run in Lamont

LAMONT, Calif. - A man is dead after being hit by a car in Lamont Friday night.

The accident took place about 11 p.m. Friday night on Wharton Avenue and State Highway 184.

California Highway Patrol officials said Virgillo Juarez, 24, of Bakersfield, was traveling northbound on SR 184. The victim was walking westbound, crossing SR 184, just north of Wharton Avenue.

Officials said that due to Jurez's extreme intoxication, he failed to stop for the victim, striking the victim.

CHP says the victim was killed instantly by the impact.

Hall ambulance employees happened to be nearby at the time, and they followed Juarez, leading CHP officers to arrest Juarez.

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