Gabriela Garza Arrested, Woman Dead after Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash on Poso Drive [Bakersfield, CA]

Gabriela Garza Arrested, Woman Dead after Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash on Poso Drive [Bakersfield, CA]

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Gabriela Garza Arrested, Woman Dead after Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash on Poso Drive [Bakersfield, CA]

41-Year-Old Woman Killed in Bicycle-Auto Collision near Palm Avenue 

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 16, 2023) – Police arrested Gabriela Garza Sunday night, after a fatal hit-and-run bicycle crash on Poso Drive.

Dispatchers responded to the scene around 6:00 p.m., near Palm Avenue.

Per reports, the driver of a vehicle struck a bicyclist and immediately fled the scene without rendering aid or contacting authorities.

Medical personnel later pronounced the 41-year-old woman dead at the scene, due to the extent of her condition. Although, authorities have not yet released her identity.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, officers managed to arrest 21-year-old Gabriela Garza, of Wasco. Garza is currently being charged for suspicion of hit-and-run. 

Bakersfield Officials are encouraging those with more information regarding the fatal hit-and-run to contact the sheriff’s office at 661-861-311.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the deceased woman. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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