by BakersfieldNow Staff
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police said speed and intoxication are suspected factors in a deadly crash after a driver allegedly did not stop at a red light and collided with a garbage truck, causing other vehicles to hit, on Union Avenue Thursday morning.
The Bakersfield Police Department said on October 5, 2023, at around 10:02 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of Union and California Avenues regarding a crash.
Bakersfield police said a preliminary investigation found that a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Union Avenue at a high rate of speed when it did not stop for a red light and collided with a garbage truck.
Police said the collision caused the garbage truck to overturn and collide with two other vehicles.
According to police, medical aid responded, but the driver of the pickup truck, identified as a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the garbage truck and the drivers of the two other vehicles were not hurt.
Police said speed and intoxication are suspected factors in this collision.
The intersection of Union Avenue and California Avenue was closed for several hours.
Eyewitness News has obtained surveillance video of the crash on Union and California Avenues leaving one man dead.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.