Update:  Suspected DUI Crash Victim Identified

The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died after crashing his vehicle near Highway 58 in south Bakersfield.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the accident that killed Adam Andrew Llamas, 27, when he reportedly attempted to merge onto Highway 58 near South Union Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say Llamas drove down an embankment and into the center median of the westbound lanes near the overpass.

He was taken to Kern Medical where he died.

Posted by Jeff Lemucchi