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Bakersfield Police locate abandoned vehicle involved in deadly crash in South Bakersfield

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-27 02:34:24-05

UPDATE (January 26, 2018 11:30 p.m.):  Bakersfield Police located the second vehicle involved in the deadly crash near Planz Road and South Real Road, according to Bakersfield Police Department. 

The driver of that vehicle fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle. 

The driver's whereabouts are unknown, police said. However, the driver is described as a female in her 40's, of a dark complexion, and wearing a white printed shirt (possibly scrubs), according to BPD.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

The identity of the man who died in the crash will be released at a later time by the Kern County Coroner's Office. 

No arrests have been made at this time, according to Bakersfield Police. 


Bakersfield Police said a vehicle versus a motorcycle crash in southwest Bakersfield has turned deadly.

Officials said it happened around 7:35 p.m. at on White Lane near S. H Street.

Sergeant William Hughes with Bakersfield Police said a small Honda car pulled out onto eastbound White Lane from Letzring Lane and turned into the path of a motorcyclist. 

The motorcyclist, only identified as a man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officials said there was also a white SUV traveling westbound on White Lane at the time. It left the scene, but BPD located the vehicle and are investigating whether or not it was involved in the incident. 

The driver of the Honda remained at the scene. 

Sgt. Hughes said it's unclear who was at fault. 

White Lane between South H St. and Hughes Lane is closed and will remained blocked until 11:30 p.m. to midnight.

Officials said right now there is no indication of drugs or alcohol as a factor in the crash.