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BPD investigators ask for help locating truck that fled from deadly vehicle versus pedestrian crash

Posted at 7:05 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 18:39:15-05

UPDATE (March 2, 2018 3:14 p.m.): Investigators are asking the community for help locating the vehicle that fled from the scene of a deadly crash on Wednesday, Feb. 21st. 

The vehicle is being described as a Chevrolet Silverado blue pickup truck with an extended cab, model year between 1999 and 2006. 

The truck should have minor front end damage, according to Bakersfield police. 


The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run, vehicle versus pedestrian crash in southwest Bakersfield. 

It happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Ming Avenue near Akers Road. 

Police said an adult male was crossing Ming Ave., outside of a crosswalk.

Officials said he was hit by a vehicle, possibly a blue Chevrolet pickup truck that took off. Officials said shortly after another vehicle struck the pedestrian. That driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. He was determined to not be under the influence and was released. 

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where they later died. 

Police only described the victim as an adult man. His identity will be released by the Kern County Coroner's Office at a later time. 

Anyone with information about the hit and run is asked to contact BPD at 327-7111.