Vigil to be held at the corner of Auburn and Oswell for the teenage girl hit and killed by a vehicle

Posted at 8:15 PM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 02:22:07-05

UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2016, 3:43 p.m.): Anneliese White, 14, has been confirmed as the victim of this pedestrian vs. vehicle accident.

White was a freshman at Highland High School. The school will be offering grief counseling for the rest of the week.

Her family has created a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs.


UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2016, 2:48 p.m.): The principal at Highland High School, Debra Vigstrom, shared they are offering grief counseling this week for both Highland and Chipman Junior High.

A friend of the victim shared that there will be a vigil on November 29 at 6 p.m. at the corner of Auburn and Oswell.

Due to her family's request, we are not publishing the name of the victim at this time.


UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2016, 8:10 a.m.): The juvenile hit by a vehicle on the evening of November 28 has died, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

The investigation of the incident is still ongoing and at this time, the driver of the vehicle is not expected to face any charges.


A vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Auburn Street and Oswell Street in Northeast Bakersfield left the pedestrian with major injuries Monday night.

A female juvenile pedestrian was walking across the street in dark clothing, not in the crosswalk near the 3800 block of Auburn Street. She was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition.

The adult male driving the pickup truck struck the pedestrian in the middle of the roadway around 7:51 p.m.

Speed, alcohol and drugs were not a factor, according to police.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.