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

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.