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One dead following big rig crash on Highway 99

Posted at 7:50 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 10:56:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A fatal traffic collision took place on the Northbound Highway 99 just after 4 a.m. Sunday.

California Highway Patrol officers said they responded to the 99 just north of Highway 119 for a big rig rollover.

The big rig stuck the rear of a Volkswagen Jetta and both vehicles went off the road.

The driver of the Jetta died at the scene and the big rig driver suffered moderate to major injuries.

As of 7:48 a.m. Sunday, the northbound on ramp and slow lane from highway 119 were closed down.