The family of a young Bakersfield man is pleading for help in finding the driver who struck and killed him last weekend, then took off.
"I'm very angry. I'm hurt because if that were their kid, how can they just leave him in the street like that? And, they need to come up because I know it has to be eating them alive because I know it would me," said Alice Miller.
Miller's son, 21-year-old Anthony Saldana, was hit just before ten Sunday night while riding his skateboard on Niles street near Valencia Drive.
The CHP says the driver of the truck who hit him, took off.
Saldana's parents say their son was a caring man who loved his family, friends, and skateboarding.
"He loved skateboarding, he loved skateboarding. He was a great kid, real handsome and outgoing," said Matthew Saldana, Anthony's father.
"That day he went out and bought me a candy bar. He went to three stores just to find a candy bar that I liked, particular candy bar, a Rocky Road candy bar. I love it," said Miller.
The CHP is looking for a 2004-2012 model year Chevrolet Colorado.
If you have any information, call the Bakersfield CHP office at 864-4444.
Two car washes will be held this weekend to help with funeral expenses.
The first is Saturday from 10am-4pm at the Honeybaked Ham store on Ming Avenue.
And on Sunday at Brookside Deli on Hageman and Coffee Road.