Edgar Garcia Dies in Taft DUI Accident at Wood Street and Highway 33
Taft, California (August 23, 2022) – Edgar Eduardo Herrera Garcia, 35, of Bakersfield, has been identified as one of two people who died in a head-on collision that happened on Sunday night in Taft.
According to the authorities, the accident occurred at Wood Street and Highway 33 shortly after 9 p.m.
A semi-truck and a small car reportedly collided head-on for unknown reasons.
Garcia and Sergio Andres Lopez Mata, 46, from Tijuana, were passengers in the car and were killed in the crash.
The driver of the car, Flurencio Martinez, 20, of Bakersfield, was determined to have been driving under the influence and was arrested for vehicular manslaughter.
More details about the accident were available.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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