BPD: Two people sought in deadly hit-and-run cooperating with investigation

BPD: No arrests made in ongoing investigation
Bakersfield Police Car (FILE)
Posted at 6:26 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 16:54:54-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE (2:34 PM): The Bakersfield Police Department said two people previously sought in a deadly hit-and-run at Jefferson Park have been identified and are cooperating with the investigation.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, said BPD.

The Bakersfield Police are searching for two suspects in a hit-and-run that left a 57-year-old woman dead.

According to the BPD, officers were called to Jefferson Park on Tuesday morning at around 6:45 a.m. where they found the woman dead.

An investigation revealed that the woman, who was described as a transient, was sleeping on the grass in the middle of the park when she was run over by a truck that had driven "recklessly" through the park. The authorities later identified the woman as Ann Frances Gaitan, 57, of Bakersfield.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white mid-2000’s Ford F150 Crew-Cab. The occupants of the truck were only described as a white male driver and white female passenger.

Any persons who recognize this vehicle or the occupants are encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.