Fatal crash shuts down major Bakersfield intersection

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bakersfield police closed Coffee Road between Stockdale Highway and Truxtun Avenue for more than five hours while they investigated a crash that killed a teenage girl.

It happened just before 4 a.m. Monday when the driver of a Scion XB drove the wrong way down Coffee, slamming head-on into a Toyota Corolla.

The impact of the crash killed the Toyota's driver, 18-year-old Breana Nicole Webb. Police believe the driver of the Scion, 33-year-old Martin Juarez, was drunk at the time of the crash.

Juarez and three passengers in the Corolla were taken to Kern Medical Center, all with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. A fifth passenger in the Corolla did not go to the hospital.