Officials find meth pipe, alcohol in suspected DUI driver’s car; crash killed toddler son

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Cal City police identified the suspected DUI driver who crashed into an ambulance last week in Cal City. The impact of the crash caused his four-year-old son to be ejected and die.

Police identified the driver as 31 year-old Keith Zeldon Taylor of Palmdale.

The crash happened around 3:15 a.m. Friday on California City Boulevard, just west of the railroad crossing, according to police. The Tahoe collided with the ambulance, causing both vehicles to roll over, ejecting the boy from the SUV.

The four-year-old child, believed to be Taylor’s son, died at the scene. Officers discovered alcoholic beverages, marijuana and a meth pipe in the car, according to Cal City police.

Taylor is reported to have acted strange and fought with paramedics and firefighters at the scene while they were trying to treat him, according to Cal City police.

Taylor and the two ambulance crew members suffered what officials described as minor-to-moderate injuries, and were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital.

Taylor was booked into Kern County Jail Saturday afternoon after being released. He faces charges relating to the death of his son, and the injuries to the ambulance crew.

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