CHP: One killed, one injured in solo vehicle crash on Hwy. 99

California Highway Patrol
Posted at 12:59 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-21 12:23:30-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The California Highway Patrol says one man was killed and another suffered major injuries Monday morning after the vehicle they were in struck a tree on Hwy. 99, south of Hwy. 223.

A CHP report says a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control, and struck a tree west of Hwy. 99 at about 8 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle was declared dead at the scene and a passenger suffered major injuries and was taken to Kern Medical, according to CHP. The driver who was killed was later identified as Jason Ezequiel Sanchez, 22, of Clovis.

It's not know if alcohol or drugs contributed to this crash, said CHP.