UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman killed in the accident as 91-year-old Rosa Orellana.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An elderly woman was killed while apparently collecting cans Friday evening in Oildale.
According to CHP, the woman believed to be in her 90s was hit by a vehicle at around 5:30 p.m. on Merle Haggard Drive, east of McCray Street.
Neighbors say the woman lived in the ara and was often seen collecting cans and bottles.
CHP says the driver of a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Merle Haggard Drive when the woman entered the roadway and into the path of the truck.
“Witnesses said that she had ran to either the median or the other side of the road, collected either a can or bottle and was on her way back when she was struck by the truck,” CHP Sgt. James Nabors said.
The woman died at the scene.
The coroner’s office will release the woman’s identity.