1 Killed in Bakersfield Big Rig Crash on I-5 Freeway near Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California (June 18, 2021) – One person was killed in a fiery crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 5 Freeway in Bakersfield on Friday morning.
The 6 a.m. collision occurred on the northbound 5 Freeway near Stockdale Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A car is reported to have collided with a semi-truck in unclear circumstances. The first responders arrived at the scene and found the car fully engulfed in flames.
1 Killed in Bakersfield 5 Freeway Semi-Truck Accident near Stockdale Hwy.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The identity of the individual was not immediately disclosed.
The big rig was transporting up to 40,000 pounds of solar panels.
One lane of the freeway was closed as the authorities examined the scene of the accident.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
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