BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 11/30): The Kern County Coroner has identified Esteban Sanchez Jr., 19, as the man killed in Sunday’s crash.
A two-vehicle crash has killed at least one person in Southwest Bakersfield early this morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at about 2:30 Sunday morning a 19-year-old driver drifted off the roadway and overturned within the eastbound lane at Panama Lane and Highway 43.
The vehicle landed on its roof and 20 minutes later a Toyota Camry collided into that vehicle at an unknown speed.
CHP said the 19-year-old man of the initial crash was not wearing a seatbelt and he died at the scene.
Police said neither alcohol or drugs appear to be a factor in either of these crashes.
According to CHP the other driver was taken to a local hospital with major injuries.