July 14, 2014- Two semi trucks crash in a vehicle collision on I-5, in Kern County. The big rig accident occurred on Monday night, near Bakersfield.
Jose Iraheta, of Lancaster, was driving a semi truck on the northbound Interstate 5 freeway, near Highway 58. Iraheta failed to see another tractor-trailer, driven by Carlos Ayala, that had just merged onto the highway. The Lancaster man’s truck smashed into the back of the slower moving big rig, and both trucks went off the shoulder of the road and into a field.
Jose Iraheta sustained serious injuries. He was airlifted to Kern Medical Center, in Bakersfield. Carlos Ayala was not hurt in the crash.