Car driver killed in crash with big rig south of Delano

A fatal crash involving a big rig and car is seen Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, 2017, at Pond and Driver roads south of Delano, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Claudette Stefanian)

UPDATE | The Kern County coroner's office on Friday, Sept. 15, identified the person killed in this crash as 20-year-old Jose Florencio Rocha-Diaz.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- The 20-year-old driver of a car was killed and his passenger suffered moderate injuries in a crash with a big rig early Wednesday morning south of Delano.

California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Rodriguez said the big rig driver also suffered minor injuries.

There's a two-way stop sign at that intersection, Pond and Driver roads. The driver of the car appears to have stopped before pulling into the path of the big rig with no time for the truck driver to avoid the crash.

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