BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One person is dead after crashing with a tree on Highway 99 and State Route 65, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officials said that approximately at 9:08 p.m., officers were called to the scene of a vehicle and tree collision on Highway 99 south of State Route 65.
The CHP said the vehicle, a black 2006 Ford F-150 was driving south of the 99 on SR 65 at an unknown speed that officials said was unsafe for the roadway, which ended up with the driver loosing control of the vehicle.
Officials then said the F-150 left the roadway and collided into a light pole, then into a tree.
The driver of the truck was unable to to exit the vehicle due to the impact with the tree. As a result of the impact of the engine with the tree, the engine compartment of the F-150 ignited.
The driver died to injures sustained from the vehicle fire.
The accident is still under investigation.
Download our 23ABC mobile and tablet app to stay up-to-date with this story and community news.
Like 23ABC’s Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/23ABCBakersfield
iPhone - http://bit.ly/23ABCiPhone
Android - http://bit.ly/23ABCAndroid
iPad - http://bit.ly/23ABCiPad
Kindle - http://bit.ly/23ABCKindle
Windows 8 - http://bit.ly/23ABCWindows
Watch 23ABC News weekdays at 4:30 – 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. and weekends at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Protesters demand an end to police brutality
Dozens of protestors partially blocked a very busy intersection and demanded an end to police brutality this Sunday, as thousands of…
Juvenile 'critical' after being hit by car in SW
A juvenile is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Southwest Bakersfield Saturday evening.
KCSO: Man who died in W. Bakersfield identified
A pedestrian who was hit by a driver with a suspended license and died at a local hospital after the incident, has been identified.
KCSO: Dead bicyclist hit by car on Sat. ID'd
A bicyclist who died minutes later after being hit by a car in Southwest Bakersfield early Saturday morning has been identified by the Kern…