CHP: Victim in deadly crash on Casa Loma was not wearing seat belt

Posted at 4:58 AM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 10:07:07-05

UPDATE (7:03 a.m.): The California Highway Patrol says the man who died in Sunday's crash, along with the driver and another passenger, were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

The victim was identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Romo of Bakersfield.


UPDATE: PG&E is reporting that power has been been restored to Southeast Bakersfield after a car crashed into a power pole early Sunday morning, leaving one person dead and the driver arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence.

According to the Californi Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 3:45 a.m. near East Casa Loma Drive and Cottonwood Road. CHP officers and Kern County Fire responded to find at one person dead at the scene and two others injured, including the driver.

Officials arrested the driver on scene under suspicion of DUI and taken to a local hospital to be treated along with the other passenger.

PG&E crews arrived and assessed that at least 1,842 people are without power due to the damaged pole, but they report that power has since been restored.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update you as information enters our newsroom.