Police search for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

Posted at 11:53 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 02:53:55-05

Just before 7 P.M. Bakersfield police responded to the intersection of Panama Lane and Nadeau Street when they found a man laying on the road.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers say several people saw a dark colored pick-up truck or SUV traveling East bound on Panama Lane -- going about 50 MPH.

Hugo Tamayo saw the accident and he says he tried to help the victim before police arrived.

"I saw a body laying on the ground and I figured I had to do something to protect these him,” Tamayo said.  

Police say the victim is a white male and was approximately 74-years-old.

No one is in custody at this time.  This investigation is on-going.