Coroner identifies four victims in horrific northwest Bakersfield crash

Coroner identifies four victims in horrific northwest Bakersfield crash

The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified the four people who were killed late Tuesday night in a horrific crash along Rosedale Highway and Nord Road in northwest Bakersfield.

The crash happened at 10:15 p.m. when a passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection. All four people in the car died at the scene.

The victims were identified as Deziaray Zepeda, 23, of Bakersfield; Stephen Taylor Walker, 26, of Bakersfield; Lacey Lynn-Mcquilliams, 24, of Bakersfield; and Mark Wayne Hoyt, 27, of Bakersfield.

The coroner identified Hoyt as the driver of the car. The CHP reported that car was traveling northbound on Nord Road and ran a stop sign and was struck by the big-rig truck. The car became pinned under the truck’s trailer and was dragged for some distance before stopping.

Zepeda’s family has started a Go Fund Me account to help with expenses and Zepeda leaves behind a young daughter. Mcquilliams family has also launched a Go Fund Me campaign.

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