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Two Men Fatally Struck in Bakersfield Crash near Q Street

BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 3, 2021) – Saturday evening, April 24, Salvador Alvarez, 49, and Wayne Eugene Stedman, 72, died in a car crash.

The crash happened at 6:12 p.m., near Q Street, according to Sgt. Chance Koerner. Dispatchers arrived on Golden State Highway shortly after.

Reports later revealed that the involved car was driving westbound at 60 to 70 mph in the far right lane. Suddenly, the driver drifted towards the middle lane and collided with a highway support pillar.

Upon arrival, paramedics pronounced both occupants dead on scene. They were later identified as Salvador Alvarez, and Wayne Stedman.

The inquiry will keep Golden State Avenue blocked between Q and 24th streets for several hours.

The collision’s cause is still being investigated.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Salvador Alvarez and Wayne Stedman. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


The sudden death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call them today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435 . Click here to request a police report.

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LA Weekly