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Vehicle Crash Involving Crane Truck on Highway 58, Ends Fatally, in Buttonwillow

February 17, 2015- A semi truck collision takes the lives of two people on Tuesday, in Kern County.  The Buttonwillow vehicle accident happened on Highway 58 and Palomas Road, at approximately 7:15 AM.

Carrie Rae Gilliard was driving a pickup truck north on Palomas Road, with her passenger Joshua Shane Shepherd.  The truck ran a stop sign at Highway 58 and smashed into a freightliner crane.  The impact sent both vehicles careening into concrete walls, and a power pole, before coming to rest in a homeowner’s front yard.

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Gilliard and Shepherd were partially thrown from the truck.  They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The crane operator, a 21 year old man from Bakersfield, was not injured.

Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier.  Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries.  Big rig collisions, tankers, semitrucks.  Fog, dust storms, downed or blocked stop signs. or call me at 559-713-0159.