UPDATE: Woman struck, killed in hit-and-run crash identified

Pedestrian Safety

UPDATE (9/13): The pedestrian has been identified as 61-year-old Corina Bernal of Bakersfield, according to coroner’s officials.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (9/8) — A woman was hit and killed by a car in Southwest Bakersfield Tuesday night.

The Bakersfield Police Department says it received reports of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the intersection of Stine Road and Ming Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 8.

When first responders arrived on scene, they discovered an adult female who was struck by an SUV. She sustained major injuries from the collision and was taken to a local hospital where she later died

The suspect fled eastbound on Ming Avenue in a red or orange 2020 Toyota C-HR SUV, according to police.

The victims identity will later be released by the Kern County corner’s office at a later date.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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