A crash involving two big rigs leaves one of the drivers dead and another hospitalized.
A woman standing near the intersection of Muller road and Edison in southeast Bakersfield says tonight’s deadly wreck is something she’ll never forget.
The flames coming from the site where two big rigs collided caught the attention of many passer bys including Stacie Gallegly.
“It was the worst wreck I’ve ever seen in my life,” she said.
Gallegly was home, just standing out on her front porch when she the deadly wreck.
“We saw a big black smoke and then we heard about five big explosions that really rattled the ground,” she said.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck, which resulted in the death of one of the truck drivers.
“As we were responding to the scene, fire department arrived on the scene and they let us know that one of the occupants was still inside the vehicle and was pronounced deceased upon their arrival,” said Sgt. Basil Zuniga with the California Highway Patrol.
Officers say fresh produce was inside one of the trucks and ended up all over the road. CHP had to close a portion of that roadway while crews clean up the wreckage.
“It appears that one was traveling northbound on Edison road, approaching the intersection when there was another big rig ahead of it and made a u turn in front of the northbound big rig and they collided,” he said.
Luckily no one else was reported hurt in this incident.