CHP: Man killed in crash after trying to 'unsafely pass' traffic

Posted at 6:56 AM, Dec 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 18:56:10-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The California Highway Patrol says a man was killed in a crash Tuesday night after trying to "unsafely pass traffic." KCSO identified the man as Francisco Bahena Resendiz, a 51-year-old man.

During a preliminary investigation, CHP said Resendiz was driving a Ford Ranger west on David Road, east of Mettler Frontage Road, when he started to "unsafely pass traffic," went into the eastbound lane of David Road, and hit a Toyota Tundra.

Resendiz was declared dead at the scene, according to CHP.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected in the crash, said CHP.

The crash is still being investigated.