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Friday, May 02 2014 06:51 PM

Woman killed by car on Chester Avenue

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A woman died Friday afternoon after stepping into traffic on Chester Avenue and being struck by a car near 7th Street.

At 5:16 p.m., police were dispatched to the area for a disturbance report, which turned out to be the accident. Bakersfield police Sgt. Bill Ware said the woman, whose name was not disclosed, ran into the road.

The driver of the car that hit the woman stopped and was interviewed by police.

Ware said police will investigate the incident and submit a report to the Kern County District Attorney's Office, but he does not anticipate criminal charges being filed.

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