BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On October 29, at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department responded to a hit-and-run collision near 1400 East Truxtun Avenue involving a vehicle and pedestrian.
According to police, when they arrived, they discovered the female pedestrian had sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was struck by one vehicle which stopped at the scene. A second vehicle then struck the pedestrian causing additional injuries. The second vehicle fled the scene making no effort to stop, according to police. The driver of the first vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The only suspect information available at this time is a Red Chevrolet S-10 or similar pick-up truck.
The pedestrian was reportedly not in a crosswalk when she was struck. It is unknown if alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in the collision, although the driver of the first vehicle was found not to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The incident remains under investigation.
The identity of the pedestrian will be released by the coroner at a later time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD at (661) 327-7111.