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Coroner identifies man killed in crash south of Bakersfield Tuesday night

Posted at 9:17 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 19:31:30-04

The Kern County Coroner identified the passenger killed in a crash south of Bakersfield Tuesday night. According to California Highway Patrol, 58-year-old Jarnail Singh was not wearing seat belt when the crash happened.

CHP responded Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. to a crash at the intersection of Curnow Road and Union Avenue.

According to CHP, a car carrying Singh, along with two others, was stopped at the intersection when the driver of the car entered without noticing a pickup truck approaching.

The pickup collided with the back of the car.

CHP said Signh was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second passenger in the car suffered major injuries. The driver had minor injuries.

The driver and passenger of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.