Coroner ID's victim of fatal crash west of Old River on Copus Road

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County coroner has identified a man involved with a fatal crash early Friday, October 5. According to officials, 19-year-old Jorge Santiago Bautista was the passenger of a vehicle that collided with another on Copus Road, west of Old River.

Monday, the coroner's office issued a formal cause of death as an accident. They say Bautista died at the scene from multiple blunt force trauma. 

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