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Man killed in Mojave crash on Christmas identified as Bakersfield resident

Posted at 11:21 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 14:21:01-05

MOJAVE, Calif. — Officials have identified a man who was killed in a crash in Mojave on Christmas Day.

Elnar Eligio Marroquin-Velazquez, 26, of Bakersfield, was the driver of the vehicle that crashed on State Route 14, south of Silver Queen Road, according to the Kern County Coroner’s Office.

Marroquin-Velazquez was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact time of the crash was not immediately clear, but the coroner stated the victim’s time of death was 5:12 a.m. Tuesday.

An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause and manner of death.