Coroner's office identifies 49-year-old Michael Alvarado as victim of Highway 223 crash

Posted at 4:18 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 13:22:31-05

UPDATE (Feb. 21, 2017, 10:21 a.m.): The coroner's office has released the cause of death for 49-year-old Michael Greg Alvarado as blunt injuries and the manner of death is accident.

Alvarado was killed when his vehicle rolled over on Highway 223 on February 13, 2017.


UPDATE (Feb. 15, 2017, 10:03 a.m.): The coroner's office has identified 49-year-old Michael Greg Alvarado as the victim of a car crash on Highway 223, just east of Progress Road.

Alvarado was pronounced dead at the scene. A postmortem exam has been scheduled to determine cause and manner of death.


A fatal rollover accident was reported near Gosford Road on Highway 223, also known as Bear Mountain Boulevard, southwest of Bakersfield.

One male, approximately 40 years old, was dead on arrival, according to KCFD. Another male passenger suffered moderate to major injuries and the third passenger had no injuries.

The accident happened around 3:45 p.m. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 223 when it lost control, hit a fence, hit a container, and traveled in a counterclockwise direction until it stopped.

All three passengers were wearing seatbelts.

No other vehicles were involved. The accident has not impacted traffic.

Drugs and alcohol were not factors.