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Bakersfield teen killed in crash Friday night identified

The crash was on Breckenridge Rd & Comanche Rd.
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Posted at 4:52 AM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 13:38:04-04

UPDATE (August 1, 2017): The name of the man who was ejected from his vehicle in a crash in East Bakersfied has been identified. 

Cristian Toro, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. A postmortem exam is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

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A 19-year-old man was killed and a 19-year-old woman was injured in a crash east of Bakersfield Friday night.

Officials said just before midnight, the Kern County Sheriff's Office received a call of a female wandering in the traffic lanes on Breckenridge Road east of Comanche Drive. 

When deputies arrived they found the woman who appeared to be injured in the roadway. 

While speaking with the woman, the deputy noticed a vehicle down the embankment approximately 200 feet. 

The deputy located the 19-year-old man who had been ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deputy contacted the California Highway Patrol who determined the man was driving his 1996 Honda Del Sol westbound on Breckenridge Road at a high rate of speed. 

CHP said the driver failed to negotiate the left curve and went off the road, down the embankment. 

The car rolled several times. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected.

The female passenger, identified as Letty Lopez, 19, of Bakersfield, had moderate injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Kern Medical. 

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.