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DUI Pickup Truck Collision with Motorcycle Ends in Fatality, in Kern County, on Sunset Boulevard

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, a drunk driving accident ended in the death of a motorcyclist, in Kern County.  The victim has been identified, in the pickup truck collision that took place near Arvin, at around 6:10 PM.

Danny Darnell Cottengim, 57 years old, of Bakersfield, was driving his motorcycle east on Sunset Boulevard, near Towerline Road, when he was hit by a white pickup truck.  The truck, driven by Angel Jimenez, was westbound on Sunset Blvd., when it made a turn suddenly, right into the path of the bike.

The biker was ejected from the motorcycle after the vehicles collided.  Cottengim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Jimenez, and his wife, who was a passenger in the truck, were unharmed.  Officers arrested the pickup driver for driving while intoxicated.

Please give us a call, if you are a relative or are in touch with the family, and would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave., north of Kern County. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159 or online at