UPDATE: KCSO identifies woman killed in Kernville collision

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UPDATE (9:09 a.m.): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman killed in the accident as 27-year-old Bodfish resident Darin Marie Pryor.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help pay for Pryor’s funeral expenses. As of 9 a.m., more than $4,000 has been raised.

While Pryor is referred to by family and friends as Darian, KCSO said her legal first name is Darin.


UPDATE (11/2): A 27-year-old woman was killed and two young boys were injured in Saturday’s crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The department said the woman was driving a GMC Yukon northbound on Burlando Road south of Plater Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled onto the east dirt shoulder and the driver made an abrupt turn to the left, causing it to travel out of control. 

The department said the GMC rolled over within the roadway and eventually down an embankment and into a ravine. The crash caused the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. 

Two children, one 2 years old and the other a 1-year-old, suffered moderate injuries from the crash and were taken to Kern Medical for treatment, according to the CHP.

Burlando Road was closed between Plater Road and Big Blue Mine Road for about 1 1/2 hours for investigation, the department said.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person is dead following a crash along Burlando Road in Kernville, according to CHP.

The crash was reported just after 4:30 p.m. on Burlando Road just north of Plater Road, according to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page. The vehicle involved went into a ditch and at least one person was killed. CHP says two toddlers were being taken to a hospital. Their injuries were not immediately known.

Northbound and southbound lanes were closed for the investigation.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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