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Identity of man killed in crash north of Arvin released

Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 13:22:58-04

UPDATE (November 03, 2017 10:10 a.m.): The person who died in a crash north of Arvin on October 29, 2017 has been identified as 46-year-old Gerardo Ramirez Amescua.

According to the coroner's release, Amescua was the driver of the vehicle that left the roadway and overturned. Amescua died from his injuries at the scene. 


UPDATE (12:15 p.m.): California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Boshers said officials are trying to determine exactly when the crash happened Sunday. 

Officer Boshers said the vehicle appears to have been traveling westbound on Di Giorgio Road, east of Towerline Road when the driver allowed the vehicle to drift off the north side of the roadway into the dirt. 

Officials said it appears the driver tried to regain control, crossed both lanes of traffic, and drove into a carrot field. 

The vehicle then appeared to roll.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Officials said it's unclear if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash. 


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash north of Arvin. 

Around 9:30 Sunday morning, officials responded for reports of a single-vehicle roll over near Di Giorgio Rd. and Tejon Highway. 

Shortly after, the CHP confirmed the crash had turned deadly. 

23ABC has a crew en route. We will update this story when more information becomes available.