Coffee Road closed during morning commute due to deadly crash

Major Bakersfield intersection remains closed

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Coffee Road remains closed in both directions between Stockdale Highway and Town & Country Way following an early Monday head-on crash.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the accident happened shortly before 4:00 a.m. near the intersection of Coffee Road & Stockdale Highway.  Investigators tell 23 ABC the driver of a white SUV was driving south in northbound lanes and collided head-on with a a black sedan.  

The driver of the black sedan, identified as 18-year-old Breana Nicole Webb died at the scene, and a total of three other people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

BPD officers tell 23 ABC the driver of the white SUV appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.  

All traffic lanes were closed while the investigation into the accident continued.

It's unknown when Coffee Road will be re-opened to traffic.  Motorists are advised to take alternate routes. 

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