BREAKING: One person found dead in orchard near Highway 46 and Wasco.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (April 24, 2017 4:20 p.m.): The Coroner has identified the man killed as 22-year-old Ismael Castro of Wasco.

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CHP is on scene of deadly accident on highway 46 just east of Wasco.

According to CHP, a driver of Honda hit a back of a big rig just after 2:00 a.m. this morning on the westbound 46. The car then went down into an orchard.

Once CHP arrived on scene and inspected car, the driver was found dead. 

CHP has shutdown one westbound lane of highway going towards Wasco. 

A news crew is there and we will have more information on our website, mobile and tablet apps and our newscasts.

 

 

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