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At least one person killed in crash in south Bakersfield

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-28 23:06:53-05

One man was killed in a crash on Ming Avenue on Sunday morning.

Bakersfield Police say they responded to the 1900 block of Ming Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Witnesses told police a black Ford Crown Victoria was traveling eastbound on Ming Avenue before entering westbound lanes.

The Crown Victoria then struck a red Ford SUV head-on. A third vehicle, a white GMC pickup truck, struck the rear of the red SUV.

When police got on scene, they found a person from the SUV had been ejected and the driver of the car had been pinned in. Officers also located a minor inside the SUV.

A man inside the Crown Victoria, who has been identified by family and friends as Andre Jeffers of Bakersfield, suffered from major injuries and later died at the scene.

The three people inside the SUV were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup was uninjured.

It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.