Police search for driver in hit-and-run pedestrian death in South Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield police are searching for a driver involved in a collision that killed a pedestrian Friday evening in South Bakersfield.

Police said officers were called to the 1200 block of Ming Avenue for a report of a pedestrian getting hit by a vehicle at around 6:30 p.m.

Investigators said a man was walking in the roadway, outside of a crosswalk, when he was hit by a vehicle heading eastbound on Ming Avenue.

The pedestrian suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of a dark-colored sedan did not stop, continued eastbound on Ming Avenue and got away.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call Bakersfield police at 327-7111.

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