On Sunday, March 15, 2015, a fatal hit-and-run crash killed one pedestrian. The Kern County car accident occurred in Bakersfield, California.
A 66 year old pedestrian, Lauren Ernest Bristol, was walking on the sidewalk of Palm Avenue, west of Country Breeze Place. An automobile, driven by Kevin Coontz, 20, veered off the road, up onto the sidewalk, and hit Bristol.
The vehicle then fled the scene of the collision. Police arrested Kevin Coontz later Sunday night.
Bristol died at the scene.
The cause of the hit-and-run accident is under investigation.