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Deadly crash on Old Yard Dr leaves one dead, two injured

Posted at 9:48 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 11:03:01-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A car accident on Old Yard Dr. has left one dead and two were critically injured according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

According to BPD, the driver was heading east on Old Yard Dr when they drove into a brick wall. The man driving sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A female passenger and a juvenile passenger sustained moderate injuries. They were both transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

The identity of the driver has not been released.

Preliminary investigation revealed the driver failed to negotiate a turn and struck the wall. Drugs or alcohol are unknown factors to the collision at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.