UPDATE: Driver in fatal crash off Alfred Harrell Highway near Panorama identified

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UPDATE (4/22): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the driver who was killed in the crash as 25-year-old Brandon Lewis LeMay Sr.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (4/20) – One person has died following a crash on Alfred Harrell Highway near Panorama Drive early Tuesday morning.

According to CHP, at around 2:17 a.m. officers were attempting a traffic stop on a white Chevy pickup truck on northbound Fairfax Road near Niles Street. The truck then fled the scene and traveled to Panorama Drive, where it continued west of Mt. Vernon Avenue onto Alfred Harrell Highway.

The driver then lost control of the vehicle and it ended up going down an embankment. The truck landed on its roof in the westbound lane of China Grade Loop.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car and died at the scene. A female passenger, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Kern Medical for treatment of moderate injuries.

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