UPDATE: Arrest made in crash that injured KCSO deputy

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UPDATE (8/31): Pantoja was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony DUI, hit and run and driving on a suspended license, according to the CHP.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (8/30) — A sheriff’s deputy and three others are recovering after suffering injuries in a collision early Saturday in East Bakersfield.

The collision was reported just after 12:45 a.m. at Niles and Virginia streets.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a black 2004 Chevy Silverado was driving north on Virginia Street approaching Niles as the deputy drove a marked patrol vehicle west on Niles approaching Virginia.

The Silverado ran a red light and entered the intersection, hitting the patrol vehicle then striking a traffic pole before overturning in an adjacent parking lot, officers said. Both vehicles had major damage.

The driver of the Silverado ran and is still at large, according to the CHP.

Officers identified him as Abram Parra Pantoja, 27, of Arvin.

The deputy suffered moderate injures, according to the CHP. Two women passengers in the Silverado suffered major injures, and a man in the pickup had minor injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call the CHP Bakersfield Area Office at 661-391-6600.

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