UPDATE: Man arrested for deadly hit-and-run in East Bakersfield


UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol said 34-year-old Marco Antonio Garcia was walking on Edison highway, east of the Mount Vernon overpass, when he was hit just after midnight Sunday.

The driver took off, Garcia died at the scene.

Officers later found and arrested 25-year-old Jonathan Lopez for DUI and felony hit and run.

A GoFundMe has been created for Garcia’s funeral expenses. You can click here to donate.

Marco Antonio Garcia

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A deadly hit-and-run accident leaves one man dead in East Bakersfield, Sunday morning.

According to Lieutenant Ollague from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Antonio Garcia, 34 , was struck by the vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Sunday on Edison Highway, east of the Mount Vernon overpass.

Ollague says Garcia died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

There are no suspects at this time.

Calfornia Highway Patrol is investigating this case.

Anyone with more information is urged to call Bakersfield CHP at (661) 396-6600.

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