2 arrested in hit-and-run crash that left girl dead

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with a girl's hit-and-run death in the Tehachapi area.

The girl was killed Saturday on State Route 202 west of Sage Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Kern County coroner's office on Monday identified her as 14-year-old Leslie Elaine Balderrama.

The CHP used evidence at the scene to track down the suspected hit-and-run driver. The Dodge Ram truck suspected of striking the girl was located at an apartment complex in Tehachapi, according to the CHP.

Isaac Macias, 20, is suspected to be the driver, the CHP said. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.

Ibrahim Gomes, 19, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory.

Alcohol could have been a factor in the crash, according to the CHP.
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