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Driver Oscar Hernandez Garcia, 44, Accused of Killing Felix Mardoqueo Flores Hernandez, 39, in Pedestrian Crash on Teakwood Dr in Oildale

Bakersfield, CA – KGET reports that on the morning of Sunday, July 7, 2024, 44-year-old Oscar Hernandez Garcia was arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly using his vehicle to kill 39-year-old Felix Mardoqueo Flores Hernandez in Oildale.

The fatal collision took place in the 200 block of Teakwood Drive. Deputies were called to the scene following reports of a vehicle striking a pedestrian. Flores Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators discovered evidence that suggested deliberate intent, leading them to treat the incident as a homicide, and Oscar Hernandez Garcia was identified as the suspect in this case. He was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on a charge of murder.

Hernandez Garcia appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon, where he pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 18.

In a public statement, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office emphasized its commitment to conducting a thorough investigation to ensure justice is served. They have appealed to the community for any additional information that might aid their inquiry into this tragic event.

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Whether or not a collision results in criminal charges for any of those involved, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a Wrongful Death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a Wrongful Death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income needed to support the deceased’s dependents.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny. This is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney proves invaluable, negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

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