UPDATE: Man killed in head-on Berkshire Road collision identified

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One other driver was hospitalized

UPDATE (Aug. 18) — The man killed in a head-on collision in Southwest Bakersfield has been identified as 30-year-old Michael Paul Brashear, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. KCSO says Brashear died at the scene from his injuries.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Police said a man was killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on Berkshire Road in Southwest Bakersfield.

The collision happened just before 2:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Berkshire Road near Greenland Way. The collision involved a Dodge truck and and a silver sedan.

Police said the truck and the sedan collided head-on on Berkshire Road and the driver of the sedan was killed. The driver of the truck was taken to a nearby hospital.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Westbound traffic on Berkshire Road has been closed at Greenland Way for the investigation.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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