Update (1/26): Witness statements helped investigators from the California Highway Patrol and Bakersfield Police Department locate one of the boys involved in the hit and run crash, according to CHP.
Officials’ investigation and community help pointed them to a nearby apartment complex where they located and arrested the alleged driver of the stolen Hyundai Sonata. The boy was booked into the Kern County Juvenile Facility for vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run and resisting arrest.
Due to his age, the identity of the driver cannot be released.
The investigation is ongoing as officials search for the passenger of the vehicle at the time of the collision.
This is a developing story.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two teenage boys allegedly crashed a reported stolen vehicle into a parked vehicle near Harding Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the incident was reported around 1:45 p.m. Video from the scene showed a vehicle with serious damage to its front end.
The boys were described as ranging between ages 13 to 16, according to a CHP spokesperson. The boys fled the scene following the crash.
According to CHP, there were no reports of injuries or guns involved.
The vehicle was previously reported as stolen and there is no information on who owns it, according to CHP. The incident remains under investigation.