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Deadly Crash in Kern River Canyon on Highway 178

January 13, 2012- A crash on Highway 178 near Bakersfield, leaves one man dead. The accident happened on Friday, at about 6:20 AM.

David Mitchell, of Weldon, was driving in a 1999 BMW with passenger Jeffrey Soulsberg Soulsbery, of Ridgecrest, on Highway 178, through Kern River Canyon. The single-vehicle collision occurred near Powerhouse No. 1, about one half mile past the mouth of the canyon.

Mitchell lost control of the car, and it veered off the roadway, and hit the canyon wall on the opposite side. The car then crashed down into the canyon, landing on its roof.

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Mitchell suffered serious injuries and was taken to Kern Medical Center. He later died at the hospital.

Soulsbery received moderate injuries and also taken to Kern Medical.

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