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Driver who struck and killed two pedestrians charged with murder

Pedestrian Fatality
Pedestrian fatality
Posted at 2:57 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 12:12:59-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE: The driver who hit and killed two pedestrians has been identified as Lisa Core, 46. According to a BPD release, Core was under the influence of drugs.

According to the release, Core is a 4th time DUI offender. She has been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs, driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license due to DUI Conviction, and 4th Time DUI Offender.

Once cleared by medical staff for her injuries, Core will be booked into the Kern County Jail.

Two juvenile pedestrians were killed after being struck by a vehicle that drove onto a sidewalk Wednesday afternoon in South Bakersfield, according to Bakersfield Police Department.

The two pedestrians were a 19-year-old man and a 9-year-old girl.

BPD said officers responded to reports of a crash involving a vehicle and two pedestrians at about 1:16 p.m. in the 1400 block of Panama Lane. Two juvenile pedestrians suffered major injuries and were declared dead at the scene, said BPD. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

A preliminary investigation determined the driver left the road for unknown reasons and fatally struck the pedestrians, according to BPD.

The roadway of Panama Lane from Monitor Street to South H Street will be closed for several hours, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call BPD at 661-327-7111.