Bakersfield, CA (August 13, 2020) – The driver of one vehicle was killed and a second driver sustained injuries of an unspecified nature on the afternoon of Thursday, August 13th in a traffic accident in Southwest Bakersfield, according to a local news source.

Local law enforcement officers stated that the deadly collision took place at about 2:25 p.m. along Berkshire Road when two vehicles, one of which was driving the wrong way down the street, collided with one another.

According to official reports, a sedan was traveling eastbound along Berkshire Road when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, it swerved into the oncoming lanes of traffic, where it crashed into a westbound pick-up truck that was pulling a trailer behind it.

Emergency medical personnel who were dispatched to the crash site pronounced the driver of the sedan deceased at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim is not being disclosed as police are awaiting the notification of his next of kin.

The driver of the pick-up truck endured injuries that were classified as non-life-threatening and they were transported via ambulance to a local medical facility for prompt medical attention.

A portion of Berkshire Road was shut down in order to facilitate an investigation by local law enforcement officers into cause and liability in this accident. Officials have stated that they believe speed played a part in the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA - Berkshire Rd Site of Deadly Car Crash

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