TAFT, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield man who died Monday in a fatal car crash on Taft Highway and Elk Road was identified by Kern County Sheriff’s officials as Conrad James Sivits.
Sivits, 38, was driving a pick-up truck in the westbound lanes of Taft Highway when he drifted into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a dump truck at around 9:14 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol responded and pronounced Sivits dead on the scene.
Officials are investigating whether Sivits was distracted by his cellphone.
Anyone with information can call the CHP Buttonwillow office at 661-764-5580.