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Man killed in suspected DUI crash on 7th Standard Road is identified

The California Highway Patrol is on scene of a deadly crash Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at 7th Standard Road and Golden State Highway in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/ Javier Posadas)

A driver killed in a crash Tuesday morning was identified Thursday by the coroner's office.

Wasco resident Melvin Eugene McLaughlin, 81, was killed when another driver ran a red light and struck his vehicle at 7th Standard Road and Golden State Highway.

That other driver, identified by the California Highway Patrol as 30-year-old Alonzo Francisco, of Delano, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Both Francisco and his passenger, 30-year-old Ashley Patlan, also of Delano, were injured.

McLaughlin was a retired firefighter, according to Capt. Tyler Townsend of the Kern County Fire Department.

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