CHP: Driver suffered medical condition before Taft crash

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UPDATE (6/8): The CHP says the driver in Monday’s crash appeared to suffer a medical condition resulting in the vehicle leaving the road and hitting a chain link fence.

It doesn’t appear the crash killed the driver, officers said. An off-duty Taft police officer who found the driver passed out behind the wheel with a foot on the gas got the driver out of the vehicle and attempted CPR.

The driver was later pronounced dead.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor, officers said.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A crash happened Monday in Taft and a death was reported, according to the California Highway Patrol.

There were few details, but officers were called at 1:51 p.m. to a crash at Lierly Avenue and Oak Street. The coroner was later requested.

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