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The Kern County coroner’s office identified the victim in a fatal car crash that occurred last week in southeast Kern County.

Franklin Lee Jones, a 31-year-old resident of Lancaster, died on Thursday, Feb. 18 when his vehicle hit a tree on Tehachapi Willow Springs Road, north of Backus Road, according to a report from the coroner. The crash occurred at 6:30 p.m. and the victim died at the scene, the coroner said.