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BPD: 17-year-old boy dies in Southwest Bakersfield crash

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 10:50:07-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A 17-year-old boy died in a crash Tuesday morning in Southwest Bakersfield after their vehicle hit a brick wall, according to Bakersfield Police Department.

Officers responded to reports of a crash at about 11:26 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Ming Avenue and Calle Salida, said BPD. The officers determined that a 17-year-old driver crashed into a brick wall, said police.

The 17-year-old boy was taken to a hospital where they died from their injuries, police said.

Authorities later identified Kai K Aki, of Bakersfield, as the teen who died in the crash.

Police say this is the 44th fatal traffic incident the BPD has investigated this year. The crash was ruled an accident, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call BPD at 661-327-7111.