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Woman struck and killed by car in Oildale Sunday night

The accident happened around 2 a.m.
Posted at 10:50 AM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 14:50:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A 33-year-old woman was killed early Sunday morning after she was struck by a car in Oildale. The woman was later identified as Joanne Margaret Stayman of Bakersfield.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Stayman was crossing Airport Drive near Castaic Avenue at around 2 a.m. when she was struck by a 2012 Volkswagen driven 31-year-old Martin Navehas.

Navehas attempted to avoid Stayman but was unable to avoid hitting her. He remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.

It was determined that Stayman failed to yield the right-of-way end entered the road directly in the path of Navehas' car. CHP said she was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.