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LOST HILLS — A Hanford man killed Sunday in a traffic collision in Lost Hills has been identified as 20-year-old Alexei Scissons, the Kern County Coroner’s Office said.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause and manner of Scissons’ death, the coroner’s office said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Scissons was driving a 2001 Chevrolet eastbound on State Route 46 at high speed around 6:02 a.m. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted into the westbound lane, hitting an oncoming 2014 Chevrolet.

Scissons suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers, who are both Hanford residents, were taken to Kern Medical Hospital. A 19-year-old man suffered major injuries. A 16-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries.

The CHP said Scissions and his two passengers were not wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the 2014 Chevrolet, a 62-year-old Holtville man, suffered minor injuries.

The CHP said the crash closed lanes on State Route 46 for about three hours. This incident remains under investigation.

Officer Adam Taylor, a spokesman for the CHP’s Buttonwillow area office, said officers don’t believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. 

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