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Bakersfield Hit-And-Run Crash Results in Fatality

BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 16, 2021) – A hit-and-run crash in East Bakersfield claimed the life of Pedro Torres on Sunday, said CHP.

The fatal incident occurred around 12:30 a.m., at Edison Highway and Mt. Vernon Avenue. Dispatchers arrived shortly after.

Moreover, investigators revealed that a vehicle struck Torres while he was walking outside a crosswalk on westbound Edison Highway. Emergency responders declared the pedestrian dead at the scene.

Later on, the Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 37-year-old Pedro Moreno Torres.

Police say the hit-and-run suspect was driving an older, silver compact sedan with headlight damage.

Bakersfield Authorities are encouraging anyone with information about the crash to contact CHP at 661-396-6600.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Pedro Torres.


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