UPDATE (May 26): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman killed in the crash as 32-year-old Lamont resident Luciana Perez.
UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol received a call of a woman who had been struck and killed by a driver who was under the influence on SR-184 near E. Wilson Road Monday night.
CHP said during the course of the investigation, it was determined a 32-year-old Hispanic female walked into the southbound lane of SR-184 directly into the path of a 2014 Volkswagen Passat traveling southbound.
Officers said the driver of the Volkswagon swerved, in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a collision with the woman, and the VW struck the pedestrian.
The woman was transported to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, where she was pronounced dead to her injuries a short time later.
The driver of the Volkswagon was found to be driving under the influence and was subsequently arrested, the CHP said. It’s unclear yet whether the pedestrian was intoxicated, according to the department.
Avila Jr. was evaluated at the scene of the crash and arrested for driving under the influence, said officials.
CHP said the investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with further information regarding this crash is encouraged to call the CHP Bakersfield Area Office at (661)396-6600.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A pedestrian suffered major injuries Monday night upon being struck by a vehicle on Highway 184, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident was reported at 10:49 p.m. in the 2500 block of Highway 184. No other details were immediately available.