At roughly 6:30 a.m., the driver of a big rig hauling gravel and van were the involved vehicles.
Authorities affirmed that the driver of the van was headed westbound and crossed into eastbound lanes to pass a vehicle before crashing head-on with the big rig.
The driver of the van suffered fatal injuries and remains unidentified.
CHP officials did not identify the gravel truck by name but did say he was a 57-year-old man of Bakersfield suffered moderately serious injuries and was taken to Marian Regional Med Center.
The van’s driver will be held accountable for triggering the collision as the highway remained shut down while spilled gravel and wreckage were cleared off the road.
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