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One man dead after crash near Kern Valley State Prison

Posted at 6:49 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 14:28:47-05

One man has died and another man suffered moderate to major injuries after a crash near Kern Valley State Prison.

According to CHP, around 6:02 a.m., CHP received a call for a major crash on Wasco-Pond Road and Garces Highway. CHP says that a 50-year-old man from Bakersfield was driving a 2008 Chevy pickup truck northbound on Wasco-Pond Road approaching a two-way stop at the intersection of SR-155. A 41-year-old man from Delano was driving a 1996 Nissan pickup truck westbound on SR-155 approaching the intersection. The driver of the 2008 Chevy pickup truck entered the intersection and failed to yield to the right of way of the Nissan. CHP says both trucks collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Nissan suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevy was taken to Kern Medical with moderate to major injuries.

This is a developing story. We will update you as more information becomes available.