McFarland Man Dies after Bakersfield Big Rig Accident on Famoso-Porterville Highway at Driver Road
Bakersfield, California (January 12, 2021) – Authorities are investigating a Sunday night traffic accident that killed a 32-year-old McFarland man and left two other parties injured in Bakersfield
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly accident occurred on Famoso-Porterville Highway at Driver Road at about 8:29 p.m., on January 10.
The CHP said a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by the McFarland man, was headed southbound on Driver Road approaching the intersection at Famoso-Porterville Highway when he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the back of a 2013 Freightliner truck.
The Freightliner was reportedly traveling southbound on Driver Road at the time and had just entered the intersection from the stop sign.
Sadly, the McFarland man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two parties in the Freightliner sustained minor injuries in the crash. They were both from Bakersfield
It was not clear if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
An investigation into the accident is underway.