Pedestrian identified in fatal hit-and-run collision on South Union Avenue

Pedestrian Safety

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The coroner identified a woman who was hit and killed by a vehicle the night of Oct. 2 in south Bakersfield.

The coroner identified the pedestrian as Donna Jo Czechan, 56, of Bakersfield. The collision was reported just after 10:50 p.m. on South Union Avenue just south of Pacheco Road. Czechan was walking outside the crosswalk when she was struck and driver of that vehicle left the scene, according to CHP.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this incident. The crash is still under investigation. If you have any information on this case, call the Bakersfield CHP area office at 396-6600.

By our count, this is the 38th pedestrian fatal so far in 2021.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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