UPDATE (2:55 p.m.): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in this morning’s crash as 25-year-old Alan Ivan Olmedo.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – One person has died following a crash near Alfred Harrell Highway early Monday morning.
According to CHP, a fatal crash happened just after 1 a.m on Alfred Harrell Highway, east of Hart Park.
Officers say a white Acura RSX was traveling westbound on Alfred Harrell Highway at a high rate of speed when the driver, an unidentified 25-year-old man, failed to negotiate a left turn causing the car to veer off the north road edge and become airborne.
The car landed on it’s roof, approximately 12 feet down a dirt embankment, and the driver was pronounced dead on the scene. CHP believes alcohol is a factor in this crash.
The crash is still under investigation.