Kern County Coroner’s Office Identify Man Killed in DUI Crash on White Lane in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California (March 11, 2022) – The Kern County Coroner’s Office said Jermari Pierre Terrell, 19, was the driver killed in a suspected DUI crash Wednesday night in Bakersfield.
Kimberly Phommasouk, 29, was arrested following the deadly accident.
Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 4400 block of White Lane where the crash happened at about 10:50 p.m.
As per the police report, Phommasouk was steering an SUV east on White Lane when she tried to make a northbound turn in front of oncoming traffic and crashed into Terrell’s two-door coupe.
The impact sent Terrell’s car off the roadway into a gas main, causing a gas leak that forced police to evacuate 12 apartments for more than an hour and a half while PG&E turned off the gas. All residents were allowed back to their homes later.
Terrell died at the crash scene.
Meanwhile, Phommasouk was hospitalized with minor injuries and was expected to be booked into Kern County Jail when she is released from the hospital. She was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence resulting in death, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Well-wishers are invited to contribute toward Terrell’s burial costs. You can make your contribution through this GoFundMe page.
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