BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night in southwest Bakersfield, according to police.

Emergency crews were called to Taft Highway and Michele Street just before 11 p.m. for a report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian.

Bakersfield police said the woman was found unresponsive in the roadway and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The Kern County Coroner’s Office will identify the woman at a later time.

The driver who struck the woman, remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to be factors in the crash, officials said. Police said the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when she was struck.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.


This story was originally published on April 29, 2022 and has since been updated.