Driver and Passenger Dead in Central Bakersfield Crash on Golden State Highway
CENTRAL BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 28, 2021) – Salvador Alvarez Vargas and Wayne Eugene Stedman died in a car accident in Central Bakersfield Saturday evening, April 24.
The accident happened around 6:12 p.m. on Golden State Avenue near Q Street. According to the CHP, the victims were in a vehicle that was traveling westbound at approximately 60 to 70 mph. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted towards the middle lanes and crashed into the pillar at a high speed.
As a result, both men died at the scene, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Vargas was 49-years-old, while Stedman was 72-years-old. Both were Bakersfield residents.
Crews closed the Golden State Avenue between Q and 24th streets for several hours while they worked on the crash scene.
The cause of the crash and factors involved remain under investigation.
We extend our deepest condolences to the grieving families of Salvador Vargas and Wayne Stedman.
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