April 12, 2014- A semi truck rolled over and caught fire on Highway 99 in Kern County, on Saturday. The vehicle accident happened at about 4 AM.
The big rig that was involved in the crash, was a tanker hauling hundreds of gallons of fuel, on its way to Tehachapi, from Fresno. The semi over-turned on Highway 99, near the Highway 65 overpass.
After the big rig lost control and flipped, it was soon engulfed in flames. The driver of the semi truck, was rescued by a witness to the crash, Mayra Montano, who was on her way to work.
The driver of the tanker sustained moderate injuries, with head trauma and some broken ribs. He was taken to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield.