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2 die in crash on Highway 46

Two people died after a crash Monday, Nov. 9.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reported Alexi Jovani Murillo, 31, of Wasco, was driving a BMW that collided with a Honda drive by Celeste Christine Turner, 20, of Delano, around 5 a.m. on Highway 46.

Turner died on impact and Murillo was transported to the Kern Medical Center where he later died, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved.

All lanes of Highway 46 were closed in both directions and traffic was detoured.


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