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5-year-old hit and killed by car ID'd as Emily Guillen-Casillas

Posted at 2:17 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 11:25:00-05

UPDATE (12/7/17 8:22 a.m.): The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified the 5-year-old hit and killed on Wednesday as Emily Guillen-Casillas. 

Emily was hit by a car in the area of Harris Road and California Springs Drive. 


UPDATE (12/6/17 7:32 p.m.) According to the Bakersfield Police Department, a 5-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car earlier Wednesday near California Springs and Harris Road. The women who also was hit is being treated for severe injuries and is currently in critical condition.


A child and a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after they were hit by a car near Bill Williams Elementary on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Bakersfield Police, a car heading northbound on California Spring Drive near Harris Road was trying to avoid a collision when it swerved and hit a woman and child around 1:30 p.m.

Police say the car hit the woman and child then hit a power pole. The pole then landed on the woman's leg. 

Both suffered moderate, non-life threatening injuries.