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Coroner identifies driver fatally struck head-on by tractor trailer rig on Hwy 43 near Delano

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 19:22:35-04

DELANO, Calif. — UPDATE:

The Kern County coroner has identified 41-year-old Adan Munoz Ventura as the driver who was fatally struck head-on by a tractor trailer rig. Officials said Ventura died at the scene.

A postmortem examination was performed on Ventura and the cause of death is Multiple Blunt Force Trauma and the manner of death is accident.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Highway 43 at Schuster Road is shut down in both directions near Delano following a deadly crash involving a semi-truck.

CHP website says at least one person has died after a head-on collision with a semi-truck that happened around 9:29 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the semi-truck is reportedly suffering from possible minor injuries.

Crews were on scene to clear a car fire that was reportedly caused by the crash.

Officials said northbound and southbound lanes on HWY 43 are closed and there is no ETA on when they will open.

This is a developing story and we will update you as more information comes in.