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Early morning vehicle collision with semi-tractor trailer leaves one dead

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 14:45:24-04
On July 26, 2016, at 3:46am, a vehicle was struck by a semi-tractor trailer on State Route 223 just east of Ashe Road in Bakersfield.
 
According to California Highway Patrol, the man driving the vehicle, 22-year-old Gonzalo Topete, died at the scene.
 
A postmortem evaluation will be done to determine cause and manner of death.