15-Year-Old Boy Dead, 80-Year-Old Man Injured in DUI Collision on Irene Street

BAKERSFIELD, CA (February 8, 2023) – Saturday, Jaime Perez was killed and Timothy Leal was arrested after a DUI accident on Alta Vista Drive.

The incident happened around 7:21 a.m., at the intersection of Irene Street and Alta Vista Drive on February 4th.

Per reports, Donald Olsson was driving a truck south on Alta Vista Drive when he was struck by a stolen 2018 Kia Optima that ran through a stop sign. Upon impact, Olsson’s truck rolled over and came to a stop against a nearby residence.

Paramedics arrived and rushed 80-year-old Olsson, of Bakersfield to Kern Medical Hospital with minor injuries.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, the 15-year-old passenger inside the Kia died at the scene. The coroner’s office later identified the deceased victim as Jaime Perez, a freshman at East High School.

Following preliminary duties, officers arrested the Kia driver, 18-year-old Leal for DUI and other related charges. Crews also took him to a nearby hospital with significant injuries.

The loved ones of Perez set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs during this devastating time.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Jaime Perez. May you find comfort and strength through the memories of your loved one.

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