UPDATE: Man killed in multi-vehicle collision involving semi on Weedpatch Highway identified, 4 others injured

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UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): The man killed in a collision Saturday night on Weedpatch Highway has been identified as 78-year-old Arvin resident Jose Luis Cardenas Alvarado, according to the Kern County Coroner’s Office.


UPDATE (3/29): A man was killed and four people were injured in last night’s collision, according to the CHP.

The department said a 78 year old Arvin man was stopped in a Chevrolet S-10 westbound on Wilson Road at the intersection of Weedpatch Highway while a 2007 Peterbilt semi truck was heading northbound on the highway.

Meanwhile, a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on Weedpatch Highway. Just before the Peterbuilt reached the Chevrolet S-10’s location, the department said the driver of the S-10 entered the intersection and attempted to make a left turn in front of the semi truck.

Due to the driver failing to yield the right-of-way, the Peterbilt struck the Chevrolet S-10. The driver of the S-10 was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle, according to the CHP.

As a result of the collision, the department said the Peterbuilt traveled over the centerline and into oncoming traffic, colliding with the Chevrolet Suburban. All three vehicles involved in the collision sustained major damage.

The driver of the Chevrolet S-10 succumbed to his injuries on scene, the department said. Two occupants of the Suburban, including a 5-year-old girl, suffered major injuries and were taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment.

In addition, the driver of the vehicle had minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital, according to the CHP. The driver of the semi also suffered minor injuries but sought out his own aid, the department said.


(3/28): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has been killed in a multi-vehicle collision in southeast Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that at around 8:13 p.m., several vehicles — including a semi truck — were involved in a collision on Highway 184 at East Wilson Road.

Several people are believed to have been injured in the accident. This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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