David Cortez Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – The identify of the guy died in a suspected DUI crash in south Bakersfield was published by the Kern County Coroner’s Office early Friday morning. David Cortez, 39, of Wasco, was driving a Toyota Camry when he was struck by a BMW near the intersection of White Lane and Hughes Lane shortly before 12:30 a.m., according to officials.
According to kget.com, At 12:26 a.m., officers reported they noticed a BMW driven recklessly by Arvin resident Christian Valencia, 25, in the area of South H Street and Planz Road, but then lost sight of it. Valencia was located a short time later after colliding with Cortez, they said. Cortez died at the scene after suffering serious injuries in the incident. Valencia was taken to the hospital after suffering moderate injuries.
Valencia was under the influence of alcohol and a suspected controlled substance, according to the inquiry. Valencia was charged with DUI and vehicular homicide by officers.