UPDATE (6/10): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was killed in the crash as Fred Macario Echavarria, 29, of Clovis.
UPDATE (6/9): Alcohol was a factor in the crash on Sunday, according to the CHP.
The department said a silver Nissan Sentra had entered a cordoned-off construction zone off Highway 99 and Highway 204. The vehicle was driving north on Highway 204. The Nissan collided head-on with an unoccupied construction equipment.
The driver suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and, according to the CHP, was pronounced dead on site.
(6/6): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A person was found dead Sunday in a vehicle that crashed into a construction site on Highway 99 near Golden State Avenue.
It’s unclear when the collision might have occurred, but the vehicle – a gray or silver sedan – was reported in the construction site in the southbound lanes on Highway 99 north of the Golden State Avenue offramp shortly after 6:45 a.m., according to the CHP Information page on traffic accidents.
At this point there were no workers in the construction zone.
We’ll update this story as soon as we get more information.