Driver in fatal Southwest Bakersfield accident Friday in court later this month

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (11/15) -- Nieto's arraignment date has been pushed back to November 28.


Nigel Nieto will appear in court Tuesday for an arraignment following a police purist that ended in a fatal crash last Friday.

The crash happened on Ming Avenue and New Stine Road.

18-year-old Nieto failed to stop after police tried to pull him over. Police chased Nieto, who ran a red light and slammed into two other cars.

His passenger, 18-year-old Alexander Barajas, was killed. Nieto was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash.

He faces multiple charges including first degree murder, evading a police officer, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

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