DELANO, Calif. - A Shafter man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 99 Tuesday night.
The man, whose name has not been released, was the driver of a Toyota 4Runner traveling southbound just south of Delano near Woollomes Avenue. There was one other passenger.
California Highway Patrol officials said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it veered right and struck a metal guardrail.
The 4Runner then struck a wooden sign post and a large tree on the right shoulder.
The impact with the tree killed the driver. The passenger, Kassandra Garza, received major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical Center.