UPDATE (12:37 p.m.): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two men killed in the crash as 32-year-old Bakersfield resident Arnulfo Chavez and 34-year-old Lemoore resident Christopher Raoul Dismus.
UPDATE: A 32-year-old Bakersfield man and a 34-year-old Lemoore man were killed in last night’s crash on Highway 58.
The California Highway Patrol said at around 9:56 p.m., it received a report of a crash on the 58 east of Edison Highway. When officers responded to the scene, they found that two men had suffered fatal injuries and pronounced them dead at the scene.
The department said an Acura was traveling eastbound on Highway 58 while a Ford was heading westbound rapidly approaching the wrong-way Acura. Neither vehicle took an evasive maneuver and the front of the Acura struck the front of the Ford, according to the CHP.
The department said both vehicles came to rest blocking the No. 1 lane of westbound Highway 58. Westbound 58 from Comanche Drive to Edison Highway were closed for about three hours for the investigation.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Two men were killed on Hwy. 58 in a head-on crash Monday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At around 9:53 p.m., a wrong-way driver was traveling on westbound Hwy. 58, just east of Edison Hwy., when it collided with an SUV. CHP says both drivers, described as two men, were killed.
No other people were inside either vehicle during the crash.
CHP says they have not determined if drugs or alcohol were factors.
The Kern County Coroner will release their identities.