BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 78-year-old man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of a collision on Weedpatch Highway on Sunday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 78-year-old man from Arvin, was driving a pickup truck and was at a stop in the area of Weedpatch Highway and Wilson Road.
The CHP says the driver tried to make a turn and pulled in front of the big rig, leading to a collision.
That collision then led the big rig to run into an oncoming SUV.
The CHP says the driver of the pickup was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
A 29-year-old woman and five-year-old boy in the SUV suffered major injuries. Their conditions are not known.