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Woman struck, killed by vehicle near 34th street identified

Posted at 11:00 PM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 17:26:43-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A woman was killed by a vehicle in Central Bakersfield crossing the street Wednesday night.

Just after 7 p.m. officers responded to a call near 34th street and Q street. Authorities identified the woman as Latisha Ann Cartwright, 48, of Bakersfield.

Police say Cartwright was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but police said he is cooperating in the ongoing investigation. Police also said speed may have been a factor.

BPD is asking pedestrians to use caution and urgency when crossing the street.