1 Killed and 2 Injured Bakersfield 2-Vehicle Collision on Highway 99 near Taft Highway
Bakersfield, California (November 26, 2017) – A child was killed in a traffic accident, which left his mother and sister injured, in Bakersfield on Friday, November 24.
According to a local news source, the accident occurred at about 4:16 p.m. on Highway 99 near Taft Highway.
As per a report by the CHP, Juan Rodriguez Garcia, 25, and his family were traveling southbound in their 2002 Jeep when the vehicle suffered a flat tire causing him to pull over.
A short time later, a southbound Chevy Silverado operated by 22-year-old Daniel Mejia crashed into the rear of the Jeep which had its hazard lights on.
The impact of the collision caused the Jeep to roll over several times before it came to a stop on the center divider and burst into flames.
A 5-year-old boy was killed in the collision.
The boy’s mother, Karla Mendoza, and his 3-year-old sister, Zoey Mendoza, were injured in the collision.
Garcia, who was changing the tire at the time of the collision, was unhurt.
Meanwhile, Mejia was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
An investigation is ongoing.
We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. We wish them peace and comfort during this period of grief.
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