Hit-and-Run Suspect in 2020 Bakersfield Fatal Crash ID’d as Stephanie Heninger, 42
BAKERSFIELD (April 30, 2021) – Authorities arrested Stephanie Heninger after a fatal hit-and-run crash in Bakersfield last year.
Police identified the 42-year-old Bakersfield woman as the suspect in the collision that killed Deborah Ann Geneau on July 22, 2020.
Stephanie Heninger was driving a 2016 gray Nissan Sentra when she struck Deborah Ann Geneau. She hit the 65-year-old woman in the 8100 block of Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield.
Deborah Ann Geneau, 65, Hit and Killed on Stockdale
Fire department officials along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced Geneau dead at the scene. The accident took place at around 1:09 p.m. near the Cal State University Bakersfield.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that Stephanie Heninger did not stop to render aid to the victim. She turned into the bike path parking area across from CSUB and then fled the area.
Bakersfield Now and Kern Golden Empire wrote that officers later found the Nissan Sentra in Riverside County. They arrested Heninger in the 5400 block of Summer Cypress Drive in Bakersfield on April 30.
Authorities soon booked her into the Kern County Jail for vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run. The hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.
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