Officials identify man killed in crash near Arvin

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At least one person is dead following a crash near Arvin Saturday evening.

Eloy Lopez-Jimenez, 56, of Lamont was driving a car on N. Wheeler Ridge Road, between Teale and Herring Roads when he struck another vehicle, according to Kern County coroner.

California Highway Patrol told 17 News a man in a work truck was traveling north on Wheeler Ridge Road when he went to make a left hand turn into a driveway.

Lopez-Jimenez was traveling in a pickup truck behind the work truck, when he slammed into the work truck turning left.

Lopez-Jimenez died from his injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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