Christian Valencia Arrested in Fatal DUI Crash on Hughes Lane [Bakersfield, CA]

Christian Valencia Arrested in Fatal DUI Crash on Hughes Lane [Bakersfield, CA]

One Dies in DUI crash on Hughes Lane

Bakersfield, CA (May 13, 2022) – On Friday morning, the authorities arrested Christian Valencia, 25, of Arvin, in a DUI crash on Hughes Lane that killed a man.

Officers responded to the crash scene minutes before 12:30 a.m. at White Lane wherein two vehicles were involved.

The authorities said they witnessed a BMW driving recklessly at 12:26 a.m. in the area of South H Street and Planz Road. However, the officers lost sight of it. 

Minutes later, they discovered that the car has collided with a Toyota Camry.

According to the investigators, the BMW ran a red light at a fast speed and struck the Toyota. 

As a result, the Toyota driver incurred major injuries and died at the accident scene.

The emergency responders took Valencia, the BMW driver, to a hospital with moderate injuries.

Police say Valencia was driving under the influence of alcohol and a suspected controlled substance. They arrested him for DUI and vehicular homicide. 

Valencia remains hospitalized. The authorities will book him into the Kern County jail when he is released.

Please reach out to BPD at 661-327-7111 if you have further details about this collision.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the person who died in the DUI crash on Hughes Lane. May you have courage during this difficult time.


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