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Woman dies almost 24 hours after helping find missing child

Posted at 1:59 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 16:59:09-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California City Police are continuing to investigate a collision that occurred Thursday afternoon that killed a California City woman.

According to Cal City Police, 52 years-old Lydia Torres was crossing the street at California City Blvd at Wonder Avenue when a car traveling westbound on Cal City Blvd struck Torres.

When emergency crews responded to the scene Torres was pronounced dead. No drugs or alcohol impairment are suspected in the collision, according to police. However, Cal City Police said that Torres is also the same women who helped locate a missing child almost exactly 24 hours before she was hit by a car.

On Wednesday night, California City Police asked the public's help in locating a missing Cal City girl. A NIXLE alert was sent out and officers later responded after receiving a call that Torres had spotted the child near Wonder Ave in California City according to Police.

The child was located in the desert near where Torres spotted her. The child was unharmed and was trying to get to a relatives house according to police. Officials said there was no foul play involved and Torres stayed on the phone with 9-1-1 when she spotted the missing girl.

It is unclear if the two events are connected in any way at this time, we will continue to bring you more information on this case as it develops.