BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One man was killed in a head-on crash involving a semi truck Thursday evening east of Arvin, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported just after 5:30 p.m. on Highway 223 just east Towerline Road.
According to CHP, the driver of a 2018 Mazda that was traveling westbound on Highway 223 when he made an “unsafe turn” to the left putting the vehicle into the path of a Peterbuilt semi truck that traveling eastbound.
Investigators said the driver of the semi truck tried to avoid the crash but was unable to, colliding head-on with the Mazda.
The driver of the Mazda — described by CHP as a 27-year-old Arvin man — suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi truck driver was not injured, CHP said.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the California Highway Patrol in Bakersfield at 661-396-6600.