CHP investigating deadly crash on Highway 99 south of Bakersfield

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CHP is on scene of a deadly crash on Highway 99 south of Bakersfield.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the southbound Highway 99 at South Union Avenue.

Just after midnight on Friday a Kia Sedan stopped partially in the far right lane and the shoulder and called CHP for help.

Minuets later CHP got a call about a crash.

Officers say a big rig was driving south on Hwy 99 in the same lane and didn’t see the car until the last minute, tried to swerve, but hit the car.

Both the semi truck and the car went off the road.

The driver of the Kia died at the scene.

CHP is asking anyone who may have seen this crash or know why the car was stopped call 396-6600.

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