UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in East Bakersfield identified

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UPDATE (7/13): The Kern County Coroner has identified the man killed in the crash as 37-year-old Pedro Moreno Torres.

(7/11): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Sunday in East Bakersfield, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. at Edison Highway and Mt. Vernon Avenue. CHP says a 37-year-old man was walking outside a crosswalk onto westbound Edison Highway when he was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle is described as an older, silver compact sedan with a damaged headlight.

This is the 24th pedestrian death in Kern County this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call CHP’s Bakersfield office at 661-396-6600.

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