Boy Dies in Bakersfield Crash on Irene Street

Bakersfield Crash
Boy Dies in Bakersfield Crash on Irene Street

Bakersfield, California (February 6, 2023) – A 15-year-old boy was killed in a crash involving a stolen vehicle at an intersection in east Bakersfield on Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident took place on Irene Street and Alta Vista Drive on Saturday, February 4.

Authorities said Timothy Leal, 18, was driving west on Irene Street in a stolen Kia Optima when he failed to stop for a stop sign at Alta Vista Drive and collided with a car driven by Donald Justus Olsson, 80.

Olsson’s car rolled over and came to a rest against a house.

A 15-year-old boy in Leal’s car was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Olsson was taken to Kern Medical with minor injuries.

Leal was hospitalized with major injuries.

Authorities said Leal showed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for multiple charges.

The incident is under investigation.

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