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Churchgoer confirms man killed in Snow Rd. crash was a pastor at Delano church

Driver of truck in crash arrested for DUI
Posted: 8:39 PM, Dec 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-27 02:50:40Z
CHP investigating deadly crash in NW Bakersfield
CHP investigating deadly crash in NW Bakersfield
CHP investigating deadly crash in NW Bakersfield
CHP investigating deadly crash in NW Bakersfield

The 65-year-old man who died in the crash in northwest Bakersfield on Christmas Day has been identified as Moises Lucas Garo.  

A churchgoer confirmed Garo was a pastor at The Way of Salvation Church in Delano.

A postmortem exam will be done at a later time to determine the cause and manner of death.


UPDATE (December 26, 2017 10:30 a.m.): The driver of the pick-up truck involved in the accident that led to the death of one person was arrested for a misdemeanor charge for driving while drunk. 

46-year-old Brent Spears was the driver of the 2002 Ford pick-up truck. 

The driver of the 2000 Pontiac involved in the crash was taken to Kern Medical but died due to his injuries.

The 2000 Pontiac was carrying 5 passengers from Delano. The driver has not been identified as notification is pending.Two other passengers, 72-year-old Lydia Garo and 19-year-old Kenneth Garo received minor injuries and were taken to Kern Medical. A 10-year-old juvenile and 14-year-old juvenile were also in the vehicle and were taken to Kern Medical as well, according to CHP.

It was around 4:45 p.m on Dec. 25th when the 65-year-old man driving the 2000 Pontiac came to a stop and made an unsafe U-turn in front of the truck, according to CHP.

Spears was unable to make a stop and crashed into the Pontiac, according to CHP. 


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in northwest Bakersfield. 

It happened around 5 p.m. in the area of Snow Road and Jenica Street. 

Details of the crash were not immediately available, but the incident appeared to involve a van and a pick-up truck. 

This is a developing story, check back for updates.