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Fatal Crash with Semi Truck on Copus Road South of Bakersfield

December 30, 2011- A two-vehicle accident ends in one death, Friday morning, north of the Grapevine, miles from Bakersfield. The crash occurred on Copus Road, just off Interstate 5.

A Chevy Impala, driven by Eugene Wilfred Lewis, of SeaTac Washington, had just exited from northbound I-5 onto Copus Road, when it swerved into a semi truck’s path. The big rig, driven by Rafael Hernandez, of Lindsay, was traveling east on Copus Rd.

The Chevy hit the left side of the rig, and killed Lewis on impact.


A passenger in the Impala, Dona Mae Costello, of Des Moines, Washington, suffered serious injuries. She was airlifted to Kern Medical Center.

Hernandez was not hurt in the collision.

If you need a lawyer please call Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury specialist handling all types of crashes. I am located in Visalia, north of Bakersfield 559-713-0159.