UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the driver as 22-year-old Johnny Darrell Moten.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Investigators said a driver was not wearing a seat belt was killed after he lost control of his vehicle Saturday afternoon in Southeast Bakersfield.
Officers were called to the 3100 block of Lotus Lane for the investigation. The collision happened at around 4:30 p.m.
Officials said the driver was not wearing a wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three other passengers were wearing seat belts and were treated for minor injuries, officials said.
It’s not known if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, but police said the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed.
The man killed will be identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.