Driver identified in deadly single-vehicle crash on Panama Lane

Driver was ejected from car, found dead on scene
Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 19:01:52-05

UPDATE 12/15 4:00 p.m.: BPD identified the victim of the crash as 23-year-old Jose A. Gonzales Garcia.

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a deadly crash on the 12800 block of Panama Lane.

The single vehicle crash happened Friday night just before 10 p.m., according to BPD.

Officials said the man driving the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a block retaining wall. The driver was then ejected from the vehicle.

He was found dead at the scene, according to BPD.

It is unknown if alcohol, or drugs were factors in the crash.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact BPD at (661)327-711.