Driver killed in crash with tree

A damaged truck is seen late Monday, April 17, 2017, after a deadly crash with a tree on South H Street in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on April 20, identified this driver as 36-year-old Kenneth Dwayne Shamblin.

The original story, published April 17, is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A driver was killed Monday night when they crashed into a tree in the center divider on the 900 block of South H Street.

The name of the driver will be released by the coroner's office.

The driver was alone in the pickup at the time of the crash.

Police said they're unsure what might have contributed to the crash.

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