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One person is dead after a car is struck by a train in East Bakersfield

Fatal Edison Highway Train Accident
Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 20:35:15-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — One person is dead after a car was struck by a train in East Bakersfield.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a silver Nissan was traveling eastbound on Edison Highway at around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. The car attempted to pass another vehicle at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and veered onto the shoulder and onto the railroad tracks. A BNSF train also traveling eastbound struck the car.

Both people in the car were ejected by the collision. A man was confirmed dead. A woman suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.