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Tip leads to arrest of year old hit-and-run case

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The Bakersfield Police Department has identified the driver of an alleged fatal hit-and-run that occurred Sept. 7, 2019 in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street thanks to a Secret Witness tip.

In a news release, BPD said Edith Mata, 24, was arrested on suspicion of participating in a hit-and-run causing death.

A previous news release said a man was riding his bicycle down Kentucky Street when he was struck by a westbound traveling vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.