David Cortez of Wasco dies in fatal Bakersfiled CA car crash – Friday, May 13, 2022

Bakersfiled CA car crash death of David Cortez – Obituary

David Cortez, 39, of Wasco has been identified as the person killed in a fatal Bakersfiled car crash that occurred on Friday, May 13, 2022. The wreck was described as a DUI incident.

David Cortez, 39, of Wasco, was driving a Toyota Camry when he was hit by a BMW just before 12:30 a.m. at the junction of White Lane and Hughes Lane.

Officers reported seeing a BMW being driven recklessly by Arvin resident Christian Valencia, 25, at 12:26 a.m. between South H Street and Planz Road, but lost sight of it. They said they discovered Valencia shortly after he crashed with Cortez.

Cortez was critically injured in the collision and died at the site. Valencia suffered minor injuries and was sent to the hospital.