UPDATE (Nov. 27 10:59 a.m.): Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified another man killed in Wednesday night’s crash as 27-year-old Jacob Logan Donald Johnson. According to KCSO, Johnson was the driver of vehicle that collided head on with another vehicle. Johnson was declared deceased at the scene.
UPDATE (Nov. 27 10:29 a.m.): Kern County Sheriff’s Office identified one of the men killed in Wednesday night’s crash as 28-year-old Luis Fidel Mena Raya. According to KCSO, Raya was the driver of the vehicle that was hit head on. Raya was declared deceased at the scene from his injuries.
UPDATE (Nov. 26, 8:49 a.m.): The CHP says three people died in a head-on collision when a minivan headed south on Highway 65 drifted into the northbound lane, hitting an SUV. The drivers of both vehicles, and a passenger in the SUV, died at the scene.
Their names had not been released, but the CHP said the occupants of the SUV were from Terra Bella, in Tulare County. The driver was a 28-year-old man, and the passenger a 57-year-old man, officers said.
The driver of the minivan lived in Bakersfield, according to the CHP.
It’s unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor. The passenger in the SUV wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, officers said.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the CHP at 661-827-5400.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield CHP officers are investigating a deadly crash Wednesday night along Highway 65, north of Meadows Field Airport.
According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported a little after 10 p.m. just north of James Road along Highway 65.
A vehicle was reported to have crashed, rolling over onto its roof. One person was reported ejected from the vehicle and another person was trapped inside. It’s unclear how many people were injured or killed in the crash.
We will update this story as we learn more information.