Update: 2 killed in big rig crash on I-5

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner's office has identified the two people killed in this crash as 45-year-old Raul Fernandez Fernandez and 42-year-old Christine Amelia Fernandez, both of Fontana.

The original story is below.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A truck driver and his passenger were killed early Thursday morning in a crash on northbound Interstate 5 over the Grapevine.

The California Highway Patrol released more detail on the crash Friday morning, saying the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and entered the escape ramp south of Grapevine Road for an unknown reason.

The big rig continued up the full ramp and slammed into the side of a mountain, the CHP said

The driver was identified as a 44-year-old man from Fontana. His passenger was a 42-year-old woman from Fontana.

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