UPDATE: KCSO identifies man killed in collision on I-5 at Grapevine Road on-ramp

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UPDATE (6/8): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in last week’s crash as 38-year-old Bakersfield resident Jose Israel Gomez Salas.


UPDATE (6/3): A 38-year-old Bakersfield man was killed in last night’s crash, according to the CHP.

The department said the driver of the Mazda 5 was entering onto I-5 northbound at Grapevine Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An 18-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries and sought her own aid, the CHP said.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating a deadly collision Wednesday night at Grapevine Road just off Interstate 5 at Fort Tejon.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported just after 9:30 p.m. at Grapevine Road.

A blue Mazda went off northbound lanes and at least one person inside was killed, according to CHP.

The northbound Grapevine Road onramp and offramp reopened just before midnight.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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