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Boy, 2, dies after being struck by car in Bakersfield motel parking lot

Police investigate at a motel parking lot off Union Avenue in Bakersfield, Calif., after a small boy was struck by a car and later died Friday, March 16, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Jesus Vasquez)

Police say a 2-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after being hit by a car in a motel parking lot.

The driver of the car, LaDanna Samara-Morales, was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana.

The incident took place around 2 p.m. off Union Avenue between 5th and 6th streets.

The 55-year old driver stayed on scene and cooperated with officers.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.


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