Central Bakersfield

Man arrested in deadly hit-and-run case

Man arrested in deadly hit-and-run case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police arrested a man Thursday morning on suspicion of hitting and killing a pedestrian with his pickup.

Yvonne Shelley Cupis, 59, was found lying in the intersection at 30th and Q streets around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The driver had left the scene before police arrived.

Around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, an officer patrolling the 2500 block of P Street spotted a truck that matched the description from the hit-and-run investigation. Officers made contact with the driver, 29-year-old Anthony Morales, and arrested him after interviewing him, according to the police department.

Morales could face charges that include hit-and-run causing death, driving on a suspended license and vehicular manslaughter, police said.