Alfonso Abarca Gaspar and Denise Melinda Rivera die in fatal Bakersfiled car crash  – Friday, November 26, 2021

58-year-old Alfonso Abarca Gaspar of Maricopa and 31-year-old Denise Melinda Rivera have died in a fatal Bakersfiled car crash that occurred on Friday, November 26, 2021. It happened on Weedpatch Highway and Smith Road when the Toyota he was driving collided head-on with a Jeep that was driving Marcia Luqueleyson, 38, of Lamont.

Denise Melinda Rivera was a passenger in the Jeep. She sustained severe injuries to which she succumbed at the scene.

Alfonso sustained severe injuries and was also pronounced dead at the scene. Marcia Luqueleyson was left with minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.