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One Child Killed in Rollover SUV Collision on Highway 58, near Bakersfield

June 24, 2017- An SUV collision led to the death of one child, just east of Bakersfield, on Saturday.  The Kern County rollover vehicle accident took place on Highway 58, during the afternoon hours.

A white SUV, driven by Latonya Stelly, 26, of Merced, was traveling west on State Route 58.  The Sport Utility Vehicle was driving at about 70-80 miles per hour.


Near General Beale Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle, hitting the center divide and overturning multiple times.

Three children were ejected from the SUV.

An 8-year-old girl; Baby Lamya Stelly-Whitelaw was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 7-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy, who were thrown from the car, suffered moderate injuries.

Stelly also suffered moderate injuries.  

All the victims were taken to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.

Please give us a call, if you are a relative or are in touch with the family, and would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159 or contact online.