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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Coroner identifies victim of fatal crash

  • He is Alejandro Lopez, 25. His brother is charged with felony manslaughter and DUI
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  • The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a March 24 traffic accident in Taft as Alejandro Lopez, also known as Alejandro-Martin Lopez, 25, of Taft.
    Lopez was a passenger in a car that Taft Police say was driven by his brother, Leobardo Martinez Lopez, that crashed into a tree on the west side of Highway 119 just north of Kern Street.
    The crash occurred at 7:27 p.m. on a Sunday night and Alejandro Lopez was pronounced dead at 4:33 a.m. at Kern Medical Center.
    Leobardo Lopez, 23, is charged with gross vehicle manslaughter, two counts of felony DUI and driving without a license.
    Leobardo Lopez and a second passenger escaped the crash with minor injuries.
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