A person died in a crash in southwest Bakersfield

Posted: Mar 3, 2021 / 5:07 am PST
Updated: March 3, 2021 / 6:13 am PST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A man died in an accident early Wednesday morning in southwest Bakersfield.

Shortly after 2:00 a.m., Bakersfield Police Department responded to Old River Road and White Lane over a single vehicle accident.

Police say a car was traveling south on Old River Road when it hit several trees in the center divider. The male driver, the only occupant in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is published by the Kern County Coroner Bureau.

According to BPD, speed appears to be a factor in the crash and the impairment is determined based on the toxicological results.

The lane is currently closed and will remain closed until around 8 a.m.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.

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