On January 23, 2016 at 12:44 am, Officers were dispatched to Cottonwood Road and East White Lane regarding an injury hit and run collision. Upon arrival, officers located a female victim suffering from major injuries.
She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
On Sunday, Kern County Coroner's office identified the victim as 31-year-old Sabrina Marie Gonzalez.
Officers located a possible suspect vehicle described as a 2001 black Chevrolet SUV near the collision scene.
Upon further investigation, officers contacted Joel Gonzalez and determined that he was the driver of the suspect vehicle.
He was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail.
It does not appear that alcohol is a contributing factor in this collision.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.