Four dead in SR 58, Fairfax Road crash

Vehicle lost control, crossed median

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A fatal accident has been reported by the California Highway Patrol at State Route 58 and Fairfax Road in Southeast Bakersfield. 

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has released three of the four names of the people killed at the scene. 

According to the CHP, at around 7:39 a.m., James Luschen, 42, was driving a van that was traveling west on highway 58.

Luschen swerved to avoid traffic, lost control and crossed the median into eastbound traffic.

The van then crashed with a truck leading a trailer containing gardening tools, driven by 22-year-old Yonadan Diaz Inga. 20-year-old Marino Tacza Inga and 27-year-old William Bernardo Zapaico were both passengers in the vehicle that was struck. All four men died at the scene. 

CHP says alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

SR 58 is open in both directions, according to the CHP.


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