Mother, daughter killed when hit by a big rig

Mother, daughter killed when hit by a big rig
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A sad way to end the year for a Bakersfield family, as two family members are killed after being hit by a truck while both women were crossing the street.

The California Highway Patrol said 55-year-old Cynthia Paregian and her 28-year-old daughter Tiffany Paregian were crossing Panama Road at Union Avenue Monday evening when a big rig with two trailers approached, made a right hand turn, and hit the two pedestrians.

"There were pedestrians legally in the cross walk and the big rig made a right turn and collided into the pedestrians," said CHP officer
Elena Demarrah.

Witnesses said that after the accident, the driver of the big rig never stopped.

"I honked my horn several times at him and flashed my bright lights at him, but he just kept on going," said Salvador Zendejas who stopped
to help.

The CHP said the big rig appeared to be the kind that hauls carrots and investigators were checking out ag producers in the area.