BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man involved in a head-on crash in downtown Bakersfield Sunday morning died from his injuries.
The accident happened just before 9 a.m at the intersection of L and 23rd Streets.
According to Bakersfield Police, the driver of a black SUV was driving the wrong way on L street and crashed into a black pickup truck.
The man driving the pickup wasn’t injured, but the unresponsive SUV driver was taken to Kern Medical where he later died.
The coroner identified the man as Cleighton Dean Shelhart, 31, of Bakersfield.
Officers believe Shelhart may have suffered a serious medical emergency that caused the accident.
A postmortem examination will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.
If you have any information about this incident, contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.