UPDATE: Man arrested in fatal July hit-and-run on Oak Street

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UPDATE (1/4/21): After nearly six months, the Bakersfield Police Department has arrested a suspect in July’s fatal hit-and-run on Oak Street.

On Dec. 30, BPD said officers arrested 60-year-old David Allen Roberson on suspicion of a hit-and-run resulting in death or injury, driving with a suspended license and for having an active Post Release Community Supervision warrant.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (7/7/20) — A bicyclist was killed when he was hit by a truck in a hit-and-run early Tuesday morning.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 5:15 a.m., officers were sent to the 300 block of Oak Street after getting a report of an injury collision in the area. When they arrived, the officers learned that a man had been towing a shopping cart on his bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle in the area.

The bicyclist sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, BPD said. The suspect vehicle is described as a 2000-06 GMC Yukon XL SUV, tan or silver, with front-end damage.

The department said this is the 17th traffic fatality on city roadways since Jan. 1. Anyone with information on the vehicle’s location is urged to call BPD at 661-327-7111.

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