UPDATE: GoFundMe page set up for man killed in crash on Interstate 5 in Lebec

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UPDATE (5/11): A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Sanchez’s funeral expenses.


UPDATE (5/10): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in yesterday’s crash on I-5 as 20-year-old Bakersfield man Anthony Sanchez.


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UPDATE (5/10): A man was killed in yesterday’s crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The department said it was determined that the driver of the 2004 Jeep Cherokee was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when, for unknown reasons, he allowed the Jeep to travel to the right, collide with the right shoulder guard rail, continue through a chain-link fence and overturn several times, at which point the Jeep came to rest on its roof in a dirt lot east of the highway.

During the overturning, the CHP said the driver was ejected and found south of the Jeep. Fire personnel arrived at the scene shortly after and pronounced the driver dead.


(5/9): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One person was killed in a collision on Interstate 5 in Lebec early Sunday morning.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported just after 5:45 a.m. along Interstate 5, at service road near Kern County Fire Station 56. One vehicle crashed through a fence just north of the fire station, CHP said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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