Tri Minh Le and Jesus Naranjo Killed Bakersfield Wrong-Way Crash on 5 Freeway near Lerdo Highway
Bakersfield, California (June 15, 2021) – The Kern County coroner’s office has disclosed the identities of two drivers who were killed in a wrong-way car crash in Bakersfield earlier this month.
The fatal crash happened at about 2:15 a.m. June 5, on Interstate 5 Freeway near Lerdo Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A vehicle was traveling the wrong way when it collided head-on with a second vehicle.
2 Men Killed in 5 Freeway Car Crash near Lerdo Highway in Bakersfield Identified
19-year-old Tri Minh Le, of Westminster in Orange County, and 36-year-old Jesus Naranjo, of Bakersfield, were killed in the collision.
The police said there were no passengers in the vehicles.
The drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the crash.
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