Kassidy Phillips Killed in Bakersfield Pedestrian Accident on Highway 155, Heidi Jeremiah Arrested

Kassidy Phillips Struck and Killed by Car on Highway 155 in Bakersfield

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Bakersfield, California (October 29, 2019) – The 17-year-old girl who was killed in a pedestrian in Bakersfield last week Friday has been identified as Kassidy Lynn Phillips.

The California Highway Patrol said the fatal pedestrian accident happened at about 8:20 p.m. October 25, on Evans Road also known as Highway 155.

Philips was reportedly walking westbound on the north shoulder of Highway 155 when he was struck by a white BMW driven by 30-year-old Heidi Jeremiah.

Philips was pronounced dead by the Kern County Fire Department officials.

Jeremiah fled the scene after the accident but was later located and arrested. She was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony hit-and-run.

No further information was provided. An investigation into the accident is ongoing

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.