Man killed in traffic crash on Saturday identified
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who died Saturday near Arvin.
Eloy Lopez-Jimenez, 56, of Lamont, was driving a pickup truck on Wheeler Ridge Road, south of Herring Road, when a truck in front of him slowed to make a turn, according to California Highway Patrol.
Lopez-Jimenez didn’t notice and ran into the rear end of the other truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Coroner’s Office will perform a postmortem examination to determine cause of death.