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Wasco man dies of injuries after crash on Highway 43

Posted at 12:07 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 16:27:57-04

A Wasco man who was arrested last week after being involved in a crash on Highway 43 has died, according to the Kern County Coroner's Office.

Carlos Valencia was arrested after the California Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash on Hwy. 43 south of McCombs Avenue on May 30.

Valencia, 59, died on June 2 at Kern Medical. 

Four people were involved in the two-car wreck, injuring two people. 

CHP says the southbound driver on Highway 43 crossed a broken yellow line into a northbound lane, hitting another car head on.