Fatal Crash on Panama Lane and SR 99


One person has died and another sustained significant injuries following a crash near the intersection of State Route 99 and the northbound off ramp of Panama Lane. 

Bakersfield Police responded around 12:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 where a black coupe collided with a white sedan upon entering the intersection for the northbound off ramp of State Route 99. 

The black coupe was occupied by two people and the white sedan was also occupied by two people. 

Both occupants in the black coupe were treated at a local hospital for minor and non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the white sedan was pronounced dead on the scene and the passenger sustained significant injuries and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and officers are examining whether speed is a contributing factor. Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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