Man killed in collision on Hwy. 43 near McFarland

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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. 

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