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Coroner ID's woman who died in I-5 crash Thursday morning

Posted at 7:30 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 18:19:27-04

The Kern County coroner has identified the woman killed off Interstate 5 in Fort Tejon after her car struck a tree. 

39-year-old Leilani Patrice Lecesne died at the scene of the crash, according to the coroner.  

The crash happened on northbound I-5 just south of Lebec Road just after 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 12th. 

The woman lost control of her car, most likely from driving too fast for the wet weather conditions, according to CHP Fort Tejon.

The car veered off the roadway and struck a tree. 

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