UPDATE (8/9): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed as 58-year-old Francisco Hernandez Santana.
UPDATE (8/6): A 58-year-old Alhambra man was killed in last night’s crash, according to the CHP.
The department said the man was traveling southbound on Highway 99 north of Belle Terrace in 2005 Ford sedan approaching the rear of 2012 Ford two-axle truck. Traffic was slowing and stopping in the area due to a prior collision.
Due to the driver of the 2005 Ford’s unsafe speed, the CHP said the vehicle struck the rear of the 2012 Ford. The driver suffered moderate to major injuries and was pinned inside of the vehicle when officers arrived.
After the driver was extricated by the fire department, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene, the department said.
The driver of the 2012 Ford had minor injuries and sought his own aid, according to the CHP.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) (8/5) — CHP is investigating a collision along Highway 99 near Highway 58 that has killed at least one person Thursday night.
The collision was reported at around 9:30 p.m. in southbound lanes of Highway 99 at the eastbound Highway 58 on-ramp.
Southbound traffic on Highway 99 remains backed up to Rosedale Highway. Northbound traffic reopened at around 10:45 p.m.
The cause of the collision was not immediately known.
We will update this story as we learn more information.