Officers with the Bakersfield Police Department have shared updated information regarding a fatal hit and run.
As a result of the investigation, investigators have determined the first vehicle to be described as a:
Early 2000’s silver Toyota Celica.
The suspect vehicle will have major damage to the passenger side starting from the front bumper up to the windshield.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661–327–7111.
On November 4, 2022, at about 10:30pm, Bakersfield Police Officers responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 5100 block of Stockdale Highway. The pedestrian, an adult female, sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation revealed the pedestrian was crossing the roadway, out of the crosswalk, in the 5100 block of Stockdale Highway. She was struck by a silver sedan, possibly a Honda, with a rear spoiler, which was traveling in the westbound lanes. That vehicle fled the scene.
A second vehicle, a black Chevy or GMC truck, also in the westbound lanes of Stockdale Highway, ran over the pedestrian after she was already down in the roadway. That vehicle also fled. Excessive speed may be a factor.
The identity of the decedent will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661–327–7111