Young Girl Pronounced Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near Mountain Ridge Drive
BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 17, 2023) – Friday afternoon, a young child was killed and three were hurt in a 2-car accident on McCutchen Road.
Officers responded to the scene around 4:19 p.m., at the intersection of McCutchen Road and Mountain Ridge Drive.
Upon arrival, first responders located two vehicles at the scene. Investigators say the driver of a westbound vehicle ran through a stop sign and collided with another car.
Medical personnel arrived and treated the female driver of the westbound vehicle for minor injuries. Despite life-saving efforts, crews pronounced a young girl inside the second vehicle dead at the scene.
Officers also say the second vehicle was occupied by another young boy, and an adult female. Paramedics transported them both to a nearby hospital for further treatment of moderate injuries.
The Kern County Coroner’s Office has not yet disclosed the identity of the deceased victim. At this time, officials are encouraging anyone with additional information about the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
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