2-year-old boy struck and killed by car in motel parking lot


Bakersfield police said a 2-year-old boy playing in a motel parking lot was struck and killed by a car Friday afternoon. The driver of the car was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The collision occurred at around 2 p.m.

Bakersfield police Sgt. Mike Gerrity said the boy who was riding a scooter was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver, identified as 55-year-old LaDanna Samara-Morales, was later arrested suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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