Woman who crashed into heavy equipment parked in SW Bakersfield that was identified by coroner

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – Kern County’s coroner office identified 53-year-old Ute Salem as the woman who died Saturday after crashing into heavy equipment parked on Panama Lane.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, Salem drove to the 7200 block of Panama Ln at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. when she got off the street for unknown reasons and came across a parked heavy earthmoving machine. She was taken to Kern Medical where she later died.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.

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