BAKERSFIELD, CA — Bakersfield Police Officials have named Patrick Mendez as the man that was killed in a car accident that may involve street racing in Bakersfield, California on Sunday, May 31st, 2015. Source out of the greater Los Angeles area said that the accident happened at about 2:00 Sunday morning.
24-year-old Patrick Mendez died when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed in the eastbound lanes of Edison Highway. Police think that Mendez was in the middle of the street when he was hit by the car, which may have been involved in a street race at the time of the accident.
Mendez died in the accident. The driver of the vehicle was identified in the news report as John Velasquez, who currently faces a number of drunk driving/DUI related charges stemming from the accident.
California Highway Patrol is assisting with the accident investigation at this time.
Scene of the Accident
View of the Road
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