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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 15-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a car Tuesday night might have been struck by another vehicle after she was already down.
Caterin Orellana was killed as she crossed the dark intersection of Niles and Orange, just a few yards from her home in northeast Bakersfield. California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Rodriguez said the accident happened just after 5:15 p.m., and the area was already dark.
"She was wearing dark-colored clothing and she decided to cross the street," Rodriguez said Wednesday. "And, she also had ear-pods in her ears as she crossed the street, and she failed to notice that there was a car that was approaching."
Thursday, the CHP said it believes "the downed pedestrian was struck by at least one other vehicle."
The CHP is asking anyone who knows something about a possible second collision to call its Bakersfield office at (661) 864-4444.