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A fatal crash occurred in south Bakersfield

Posted at 9:09 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 16:05:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Late Saturday night, a woman died following a crash in south Bakersfield.

Just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, a woman was struck by a car on South Union Avenue and Pacheco Road and declared dead at the scene, according to California Highway Patrol. Authorities identified Donna Jo Czechan, 65, of Bakersfield, as the woman killed in the incident.

According to CHP, the driver fled the scene and they are still looking for the suspect.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a black sedan, last seen heading north on Union Avenue.

Anyone with information on this incident, call CHP at 396-66-00.