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CHP identifies 15-year-old victim in a hit-and-run crash Saturday

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 02:49:56-05

UPDATE ( 1/22/19 9:31 a.m.) The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the 15-year-old victim who was involved in a hit and run crash Saturday as Erica Faith Truman. She was killed two days before her 16th birthday.


UPDATE ( 1/22/18 8:40 a.m.) CHP has identified the suspect who hit a 15-year-old Saturday night on Decatur Street and southbound Chester Ave.

Herbert Mallory Jr has been arrested and booked for felony hit and run. CHP located the man and his Ford Ranger pick up truck at his residence.


UPDATE (11:29 p.m.) The pedestrian that was struck has died, according to CHP.

Police are searching for a vehicle thought to be involved in a hit-and-run crash after a 15-year-old girl was hit while crossing the street in Oildale.

The collision happened on Saturday night at around 9:30 p.m. CHP says the girl was crossing Decatur Street when a truck traveling southbound on Chester Ave. hit the girl.

The girl was taken to Kern Medical with major injuries where she later died. The driver reportedly fled the area.

CHP says the driver has since been located.