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The Department of Corrections said Pedro Avellino Reyes has escaped from Kern Valley State Prison.

A 22-year-old inmate from Los Angeles County escaped from the Kern Valley State Prison in Delano Tuesday.

Pedro Avellino Reyes was incarcerated Feb. 18 for attempted carjacking and was serving an 18-month sentence, according to a news release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The circumstances of his escape were unclear Tuesday night and efforts to contact prison officials were unsuccessful.

Reyes is described as a Hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 165 pounds with a thin build, black hair, hazel eyes and a blemished complexion.

Kern Valley State Prison can be reached at 721-6300.