Deadly crash at Highway 58 near Lokern Road leaves victim dead

All lanes now open

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California Highway Patrol officials have cleared all lanes on Highway 58 west of Bakersfield after a vehicle crashed into a telephone pole early Saturday, leaving one dead. 

Officials say Jerry Unruh, 29, died at the scene of the crash, before paramedics could get to him.

The accident caused temporary closures off Highway 58 between Lokern Road and Highway 33 for most of the morning while clean up efforts and further investigations continued. 

PG&E officials also had to report to the scene to repair the power lines that were affected by the crash.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments