1 Killed in Car and Truck Crash on Wheeler Ridge Road
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, January 12th
January 13, 2019 – A fatal traffic collision occurred on Wheeler Ridge Road Saturday afternoon, according to KGET and ABC News.
Preliminary investigation revealed a black Chevy pickup truck was traveling north on Wheeler Ridge Road at approximately 55 mph. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevy crashed into the rear of a two axle International fertilizer applicator rig on North Wheeler Ridge Road, between Teale and Herring Roads.
Deadly Car Accident in Bakersfield Saturday, Jan 12
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene shortly after 5:52 p.m., and rendered aid to the parties involved. The driver of the Chevy suffered fatal trauma as a result of the collision. Pending notification of next of kin, the identity of the deceased remained undisclosed.
Meanwhile, the operator of the rig was reportedly unharmed in the accident.
Investigators handling the case continue to work at this time to determine precisely what happened here and why.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.