UPDATE: KCSO identifies man killed in southeast Bakersfield collision

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UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man as 23-year-old Eric Enriquez Jr.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help pay for Eric’s funeral. More than $5,000 has been raised so far.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was killed in a collision early this morning in southeast Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 5:01 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Hosking Avenue and Monitor Street after getting reports of a major-injury collision in the area. When officers arrived, they found a man with severe injuries.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he later died from his injuries, according to BPD. The driver of the other vehicle did not have significant injuries.

The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, the department said. This is the 25th fatal collision this year in Bakersfield.

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