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BAKERSFIELD: Miguel Irigoyen and Altagracia Gutierrez Killed, Several Injured in Chain-Reaction Crash on 5 Freeway

BAKERSFIELD, California (December 31, 2016) – A fatal multi-vehicle collision took place on the southbound 5 Freeway Saturday morning, according to the Bakersfield Californian.

California Highway Patrol said the initial accident occurred about 8:45 a.m., north of Highway 99.

A 50-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman from Manteca died in that wreck. They were identified as 50 year-old Miguel Angel Irigoyen and 35-year-old Altagracia Gutierrez.

Irigoyen was the driving the vehicle at the time while Gutierrez was his passenger. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Subsequently, a tractor-trailer struck the two vehicles involved, prompting at least 12 other crashes which involved 20 or more vehicles.

Several people were hurt, at least one was confirmed to have suffered injuries described as major. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.


The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.


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