Highway 178 Collision Results in Death 

A Bakersfield woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash last Saturday, May 28th. 

The accident took place at 8:41 p.m. at the intersection of Alfred Harrell Highway and Highway 178 in Bakersfield. 

Morgan Lafaye Barber, 56, was driving south when her vehicle collided with a westbound pickup truck.

Sadly, Barber died at the scene at 9:23 p.m. 

It was also reported that the involved driver fled the scene on foot. 

The suspect, David Alvarez, 28, was taken into custody the next day. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run. 

An active investigation remains underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Morgan Lafaye Barber. 

Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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