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BPD investigating deadly hit and run in East Bakersfield

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Posted at 12:02 AM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 16:40:07-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE:

The Bakersfield Police Department has provided information regarding the suspect's car allegedly involved in the deadly hit-and-run incident that happened over the weekend.

Officials are describing the car as a Newer model Kia Rio (2011 to 2017), silver in color, missing a passenger side mirror and a windshield wiper blade.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Officer Chad Ott at (661)326-3967 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Police said a man is dead after a hit and run incident in Bakersfield on Saturday night.

The Bakersfield Police Department responded to the scene on the 1000 block of Kentucky street at about 9:20 p.m., finding the man's body in the street. Officials say the victim is a Hispanic male, but did not give an identity.

BPD says one vehicle struck the man and then fled the scene. Later, a second vehicle hit the man, and that driver stopped and called the police. Police say the second driver is cooperating with the investigation.

Neighbors on scene said people often drive fast through Kentucky Street. The section of the street where the incident happened did not appear to have street lights, and appeared very dark. Police said that a bicycle was on scene, but they did not know if it was connected to the incident.

BPD says they do not have any information about the original car that struck the man.

Police estimated Kentucky Street would be closed between Owens Street and Gage Street until about 1:30 a.m.