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BPD investigating fatal traffic collision on Stockdale Highway at Montclair Street, one dead

Posted at 9:26 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 00:26:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Friday, at 5:49 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department responded to Stockdale Highway at Montclair Street for an injury traffic collision.

The investigation revealed a motorist traveling eastbound on Stockdale Highway ran the red arrow light for northbound Montclair Street and collided with another motorist who was traveling westbound on Stockdale Highway.

The occupants from both involved vehicles were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The adult female passenger from the westbound vehicle was later pronounced deceased.

The male driver responsible for causing the collision is currently at a local hospital for treatment.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, but drug usage has not yet been ruled out.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.