Derrick Peevy and Jose Martinez Jr. Killed in Head-On Collision on Highway 119 near Dustin Acres Road in Taft
Taft, California (June 14, 2021) – The Kern County Coroner’s Office has publicly identified two men who were killed in a head-on collision in Taft near Dustin Acres on Thursday morning, June 10.
38-year-old Jose Martinez Jr. and 28-year-old Derrick Taylor Peevy, both residents of Taft, were pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:09 a.m. crash.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly collision happened on Taft Highway, also known as Highway 119, between Dustin Acres Road and Sunridge Avenue.
2 Men Killed in Car Accident on Hwy 119 near Sunridge Avenue in Taft Identified
The two men were driving two Nissan Sentras when they collided head-on for unknown reasons, killing them.
Taft Highway was closed for several hours as the officers examined and cleared the scene.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the double-fatal crash.
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