BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run crash that happened in South Bakersfield Friday night.
Police said around 6:30 p.m. officers responded to Ming Avenue near Chester Avenue for reports of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Through the investigation, officers determined a man was walking in the road, outside of a crosswalk, when he was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Ming Ave.
Officials said the man had major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the driver of the vehicle did not stop and drove eastbound on Ming Ave. in a dark colored sedan.
Bakersfield police said it's unknown if speed, alcohol or drugs are factors in the collision. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact BPD at 327-7111.