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Pedestrian struck and killed early Thursday morning in Bakersfield identified by the coroner

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 23:09:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the woman who was struck and killed by a car in Bakersfield early Thursday morning in the 700 block of Union Avenue.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, at around 12:50 a.m. the woman, now identified as 40-year-old Bethany Ann Polhamus, was attempting to cross the road outside a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a car. Polhamus was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor in the accident and the driver was later released.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.