Jorge Bautista, 19, Killed in Bakersfield Crash on Copus Road
BAKERSFIELD (October 5, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place along Copus Road on Friday morning, according to Bakersfield Now and Kern Golden Empire.
The accident occurred at about 6:25 a.m., west of Old River Road.
As per the reports, Kern County Sheriff’s Office said two vehicles collided for an unknown reason on Copus Road. The cars involved were described as a red Honda and blue Cadillac Escalade.
A passenger in a vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 19-year-old Jorge Santiago Bautista, of Taft.
Meanwhile, deputies did not specify if any other party was injured as a result of the crash. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
*We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family members and friends of Mr. Jorge Bautista during such a difficult time.
Kern County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Contact our experienced Kern County wrongful death lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186
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