CHP: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on Hwy. 184

Posted at 6:33 AM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 16:02:25-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The California Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was killed Saturday in a hit-and-run incident on Hwy. 184 in Southeast Bakersfield.

CHP says they received a call at about 6:06 p.m. about a pedestrian who was hit on Hwy. 184, south of Farmers Lane.

Officers determined during an initial investigation that a pedestrian was walking north on Hwy. 184 in and out of the lane and a driver of a vehicle traveling north struck the pedestrian and didn't stop, according to CHP. The pedestrian, a 44-year-old man from Bakersfield, suffered fatal injuries, said CHP.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office identified Victor Lopez Jr., 44, of Bakersfield, as the pedestrian killed in the crash.

Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected in the crash, said CHP.

This is an ongoing investigation.