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Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision on Panama Lane

On Wednesday, February 17th, the Bakersfield Police were called out to a traffic collision involving one car on Panama Lane, just West of South Allen Road, according to officials.
Panama Lane Fatal Accident
Posted at 3:43 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 11:59:52-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — On Wednesday, February 17th, the Bakersfield Police were called out to a traffic collision involving one car on Panama Lane, just West of South Allen Road, according to officials.

According to BPD, the driver of the vehicle, an adult female was pronounced dead at the scene by medical professionals. Police also found an additional passenger, a toddler in the backseat of the car. Medical professionals said they found the child unharmed and was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

The investigation revealed the driver was traveling westbound on Panama Lane when she lost control of the car. The vehicle swerved to the shoulder of the westbound lane and overturned. It is unknown if speed or impairment was a factor in the collision.

The identity of the driver will be released by the Kern County Coroner’s Office at a later time. This is an on-going investigation.

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