One killed in crash along Hwy 46

A car is seen after it crashed early Friday, April 21, 2017, with a big rig on Highway 46 east of Wasco, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office on Monday, April 24, identified this driver as 22-year-old Ismael Castro.

The original story, published April 21, is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A driver was killed early Friday morning in a crash along Highway 46, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash between a semitruck and car happened around 2:15 a.m. just east of Wasco.

The car was found in an orchard. The CHP said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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