UPDATE: Driver killed in Central Bakersfield collision identified

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UPDATE (8/24): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed in the Central Bakersfield collision as 64-year-old Larry Glen Kindred.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (8/18/2021) — A man was killed in a collision Wednesday night in Central Bakersfield, police said.

The crash was reported at the intersection of Oak Street and Chester Lane at around 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 18.

A Bakersfield Police Department spokesperson said the driver of a black SUV collided into a pole. The driver suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the collision was not immediately known, but according to police, witnesses said they heard a pop before the collision. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office will identify the driver at a later time.

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