Man killed, teen hospitalized in early morning crash

A Bakersfield man is dead and another teen hospitalized, after a car slammed into a tree Sunday morning.

A Bakersfield man is dead and a teenager hospitalized, after a car slammed into a tree Sunday morning.

The California Highway Patrol says it happened around 8:45 on northbound 99, just north of Bear Mountain Boulevard.

Officers say the driver, 19-year-old Raul Garcia, was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol when he crashed into a tree, killing his passenger, 21-year-old David Cisneros.

Garcia was taken to Kern Medical Center with major injuries.

The CHP says Garcia will be charged for causing a deadly accident.

Officers say the investigation is ongoing.

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