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Teen girl killed in crash near Lamont has been identified

Posted at 1:59 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 14:14:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.) A 16-year-old killed early Friday morning in a crash near Lamont has been identified as Sarai Yoc Soto.

The California Highway Patrol says she was ejected and killed.

According to the CHP, the car crashed just after 1 a.m. in the area of Buena Vista Boulevard, west of Adobe Road.

The CHP says she and another juvenile were in the car, and Soto was driving. Neither was wearing a seat belt. A boy was taken to a hospital.

The CHP says the incident is being investigated as a possible driving under the influence case.