UPDATE: Woman killed, 2 injured in collision along Hwy. 43 west of McFarland

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UPDATE (12/21): A 24-year-old woman from Madera was killed in Sunday’s crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The department said a Nissan Versa was traveling eastbound on Peterson Road approaching Highway 43 while a 2007 Nissan Murano was traveling northbound on the 43. The driver of the Versa failed to stop for the posted stop sign and traveled directly into the path of the Murano.

The CHP said the two vehicles collided and came to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection. The driver and passenger of the Murano, both 65-year-olds from Wasco, were transported to Kern Medical with minor to moderate injuries.

The driver of the Versa sustained major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical, where she later succumbed to her injuries.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has died following a crash along Highway 43 west of McFarland on Sunday.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the crash was reported just before 5 p.m. at Highway 43 and Peterson Road. It appeared three vehicles were involved in a head-on collision, but the cause of the collision was not immediately known.

CHP reports three people were hurt, at least one of them had died. No other information about the collision was immediately available.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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