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California Highway Patrol investigating fatal hit-and-run in Bakersfield

Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 20:55:20-05

A 34-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run Sunday just after midnight.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the victim was walking across Edison Highway, west of Exchange Street when he walked directly into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet driven by 25-year-old Jonathan Lopez. The victim suffered deadly injuries as a result of the crash.

Lopez then fled the scene of the accident but was found less than a mile away from the scene of the accident. It was determined that Lopez was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI and felony hit-and-run.

The accident is still under investigation. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family.