CHP investigating deadly crash south of Bakersfield

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UPDATE (11:00 a.m.) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 16-year-old driver as Sarai Yoc Soto of Arvin.

BAKERSFIELD (KGET)  —  A teenage girl is dead after a crash on Buena Vista Road early Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP reports a white Cadillac SUV hit a power pole on Buena Vista Road just west of Adobe Road just after 1 a.m.

It continued into a field where it rolled over multiple times.

CHP reports the 16-year-old driver was ejected and died at the scene.

The passenger, a 14-year-old boy, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

CHP says neither driver was wearing their seat belt.

The investigation is ongoing but CHP reports speed, alcohol and drugs may be factors in the crash.

The damage to the power pole did cause a power outage in that area.
According to the PG&E outage map website, the power was expected to be restored at 5 a.m.

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