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CHP Searching for suspect involved in deadly hit and run

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 16:17:18-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE (April 22 at 1:11 p.m.)

KCSO says 22-year-old Ariana Nicole Treece is the female passenger who died in a hit and run over the weekend.

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The California Highway Patrol is looking for a suspect involved in a deadly hit and run in Oildale.

CHP says on April 21 around 8:28 p.m they were dispatched to the intersection of Sequoia Drive at Woodrow Avenue for reports of an injury hit and run crash.

Investigators determined that the driver of an off-road KTM Motorcycle and his female passenger were riding northbound on Sequoia Drive at a high rate of speed. At this time, the driver of a Jeep Wrangler was traveling east on Woodrow Avenue before stopping at a stop sign on Sequoia Drive.

That's when the Jeep reportedly entered the intersection directly into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the right front end of the Jeep which caused both occupants of the motorcycle to be fully ejected.

The male rider landed on a dirt shoulder along the roadway while the female passenger struck the curb and metal post along the shoulder. CHP says both occupants of the motorcycle were wearing helmets but sustained major injuries.
They were both transported to Kern Medical by Hall Ambulance. The female passenger died at Kern Medical Hospital.

The Jeep was driven and left abandoned in the north alley of Lincoln Avenue, west of Hurrle Avenue. The only description we have of the driver is that he is a white male adult. But, officials believe there were two occupants in the Jeep at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information regarding to this crash is urged to contact the CHP Bakersfield Area at 661-396-6600.