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BPD: Driver speeding before deadly two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning

Westbound 58 shut down after fatal crash
Posted at 8:13 AM, Mar 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-17 11:13:09-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department said speeding was a factor in a crash between two vehicles that left one person dead Wednesday morning.

According to BPD, the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Panama Lane and Stine Road.

When officers arrived they found a man with major injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle, a man, and his passenger were both transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.

BPD said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.