BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A 75-year-old man who died in a rollover crash on China Grade Loop in northeast Bakersfield on Monday has been identified, according to the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
Richard Neal Bowen of Tehachapi, the lone occupant, was extricated from the vehicle and attended to, but he died from his injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the crash was reported at around 2:08 p.m. in the area just south of Gordon’s Ferry bridge near Round Mountain Road. CHP says the vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with a pipe fence and overturned on its right side. Bowen was pinned inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.