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Man killed in traffic crash on Saturday identified

Members of the California Highway are investigating a deadly crash on Wheeler Ridge and Herring Road on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2019. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

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.

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