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Bakersfield College releases statement after football player killed in crash

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 23:58:34-04

Bakersfield College released a statement on Sunday after 17-year-old Jonathan Garcia, who was listed as a defensive lineman on the Renegade football team, was hit and killed by a car on Friday. The statement can be read below.

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SANDI TAYLOR:

The best part of athletics is that we win and lose together…as a team and a community. That is the small comfort we take as we remember the loss of our Renegade Jonathan Sebastian Garcia.

Before Jonathan was ever a Renegade, Rebel, or “Tank”, he held the greater titles of first-born son to his mother and two younger brothers. We ask that you remember and support his mother and family in their hour of incredible grief and loss.

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-BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE ATHLETICS

For more information on the accident, click here.