BAKERSFIELD, CA — The California Highway Patrol believes driver impairment may be a factor in a head-on collision that occurred in Bakersfield on Thursday, January 18, 2024, which resulted in one death, according to KBAK.
At approximately 7:19 AM, CHP officers responded to reports of a head-on crash on Tehachapi Willow Springs Road, situated south of Oak Creek Road.
The collision involved a 2023 Hyundai Tucson, driven by an unidentified male, traveling northbound on Tehachapi Willow Springs Road. Simultaneously, a 37-year-old Tehachapi woman was operating a 2024 BMW southbound on the same road.
The two vehicles collided in a head-on impact. The driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene.
CHP has indicated that, at this time, driver impairment is suspected as a contributing factor to the collision. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is ongoing.
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