A man was struck and killed near Garces Circle by a hit-and-run driver, police said.

Officers were called at midnight to the 1500 block of Golden State Avenue and found a man in the eastbound lanes of the overpass suffering major injuries, according to police. The vehicle that hit him had left the scene.

Hall Ambulance personnel pronounced Gabriel Jesus Hidalgo, 25, dead at the scene.

Police said Hidalgo was walking in the eastbound lanes wearing dark-colored clothing when he was hit. 

At 9:36 a.m., police said, they received a call from a man who indicated he was involved in the hit and run. That man, Ryan Forden, 41, was arrested and his vehicle seized by police, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 327-7111.

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