Suspected car thief dies after crashing into big rig

Posted at 1:15 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 13:32:03-04
A man is dead after a car crashed in to a semi truck early Tuesday morning.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the car that ran into the semi truck was stolen around 12:50 a.m.

BPD says the car was stolen from a home on Berkshire Road and was actually followed by the victim. The suspect increased speed and started driving recklessly.

The suspect passed a car on Gosford then ran a red light at the intersection of Gosford and Taft Highway, running into a semi.

The suspect, only identified as an adult man, was pronounced dead at the scene.