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Coroner identified woman stabbed to death

Fatal Accident Mount Veronon Ave
Posted at 2:46 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 19:55:15-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif — The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified 26-year-old Angelina Marie Carmen Betz as the victim of a deadly assault, who died following a traffic accident while being driven to the hospital for a stab wound.

According officials, Betz was being driven to the hospital for injuries from a stabbing when she was involved in a three-vehicle accident Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol responded to Mount Vernon Avenue and determined A Honda Civic was traveling northbound on Mount Vernon Avenue and hit a second vehicle, a Nissan, traveling westbound on Niles street. The Honda entered the intersection facing a red light and struck the Nissan. As a result of this collision the Honda traveled into the southbound lanes of Mount Vernon and struck a third vehicle, a Volvo C70.

When officers found Betz, it was determined she died from injuries related to a stabbing on 1100 block of East 9th Street.

Homicide detectives responded and assumed the stabbing investigation. Later that day, the Bakersfield Police Department announced that 19-year-old Jennifer Maldonado was wanted in connection to the stabbing.

BPD said Maldonado has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 150 pounds.

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If anyone has information regarding Maldonado’s location or other information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to immediately contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.