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.