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Coroner: Victim involved in East Bakersfield OIS died from gunshot wound to chest

Posted: 6:50 PM, Mar 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 02:16:15-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has identified the victim of a traffic fatality on March 5.

According to officials, 21-year-old Stephanie Areanda Quiroz was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed at Brundage Lane and Oswell Street just after 4 p.m. on March 5. She died at the scene.

Prior to the crash, the vehicle was involved in an officer-involved shooting in the area of 8200 Brundage Lane.

Following a postmortem examination, the cause of death was a gunshot wound of the chest and the manner was a homicide.

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