WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — A 26-year-old Wasco resident has been killed in a crash north of Wasco Tuesday morning.
Around 5:50 a.m., the California High Patrol responded to a crash in the area of Palm Avenue and Taussig Avenue north of the Wasco-Kern County Airport, according CHP.
An investigation from CHP said a sedan was traveling north on Palm Avenue approaching a southbound traveling pickup truck driven by Cale Austin Rogers of Wasco.
CHP said the driver of the sedan veered onto the right shoulder then over corrected to the left and rotated into the southbound lane directly in front of Rogers.
Rogers, 35, was unable to stop in time and crashed into the right side of the sedan.
The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries and has not been identified yet.
Rogers was not injured.
At the time of the crash, CHP said the roadway was wet with heavy rain in the area. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors.
As of 6:08 a.m., the roadway was blocked and has since been reopened.
This is a developing story we will update as more information becomes available.