1 Killed in Semi-Truck Collision on Wheeler Ridge Road [Bakersfield, CA]

1 Killed in Semi-Truck Collision on Wheeler Ridge Road [Bakersfield, CA]

1 Killed in Semi-Truck Collision on Wheeler Ridge Road [Bakersfield, CA]

One Occupant Pronounced Dead after Multi-Vehicle Crash near Herring Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 17, 2023) – Monday afternoon, one person was killed in a semi-truck collision on Wheeler Ridge Road.

Around 3:18 p.m., officers arrived to the scene around 3:18 p.m., near Herring Road on November 13th. According to CHP, the driver of a Ford truck crossed the double yellow lines while traveling north to pass a Chevrolet ahead. 

There, the driver of the northbound Ford collided with a southbound 2015 Freightliner hauling two empty flatbed trailers. Upon impact, the Ford lost control and struck the left side of the Chevrolet.

The Chevy then veered off the road and came to rest on a nearby dirt shoulder.

Responding emergency personnel later declared the driver of the Ford dead at the scene. Although, their identity still currently remains undisclosed to the public. 

Meanwhile, paramedics transported the 62-year-old Chevrolet driver to a hospital for minor injuries. 

Police said the 51-year-old driver of the Freightliner was unharmed. At this time, it remains unclear whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the fatal incident. 


In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased victim.


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