UPDATE (3:45 p.m.): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the person killed in the Highway 43 crash as Christopher Ortiz, 34, of Wasco.
MCFARLAND, Calif. (KGET) — One person was killed after two vehicles collided near McFarland early this morning.
The California Highway Patrol said the accident happened just after 3:30 a.m. on Highway 43 near Sherwood Avenue. A BMW was traveling westbound on Sherwood Avenue when the driver failed to yield the right-of-way to a Dodge Ram pickup heading northbound on Highway 43 and collided with the vehicle.
The department said it is still unknown if the driver of the BMW failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection before entering.
The driver of the BMW suffered fatal injuries from the accident while the driver of the Dodge pickup was uninjured, CHP said.