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One person dead following big rig vs. vehicle crash

Posted at 8:22 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 11:22:50-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — One person died Tuesday in a crash on the northbound Highway 99, according to the California Highway patrol.

The crash happened around 10:25 P.M. on NB 99 near Merced Avenue.

According to the CHP, a 37-year-old Santa Maria man was driving a 1998 Honda when he was rear-ended by a big rig.

Due to the impact of the crash, the vehicle caught fire and that driver died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.