A 5-year-old girl died and another sustained severe injuries Wednesday after a woman lost control of her car and collided with the two pedestrians walking on the sidewalk, police officials said.
Kern County Coroner’s officials identified the 5-year-old girl as Emily Guillen-Casillas.
Guillen-Casillas was walking near Harris Road and California Springs Drive at about 1:30 p.m. when she was struck by a car.
She was rushed to Kern Medical, where she died at about 3 p.m. The other pedestrian was listed in critical condition Wednesday evening.
The cause of the collision is under investigation and it’s unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role. Anyone with information should contact BPD at 661-327-7111.