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Coroner identifies victim of Wheeler Ridge Road crash

Posted: 5:20 PM, Jan 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-14 20:20:54-05
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of a traffic fatality in Lamont on Saturday, just before 6 p.m.

The man, 56-year-old Eloy Lopez-Jimenez was the operator of a vehicle that struck another on Wheeler Ridge Road, south of Herring Road. He died at the scene from his injuries.

A postmortem examination will be performed to confirm the cause and manner of his death.