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Highway 223 Semi Truck Accident Kills One, in Bakersfield

May 18, 2015- A big rig accident ends in fatality for a Bakersfield woman.  The Kern County semi truck collision took place on Highway 223, west of Arvin, on Monday morning.

Blanca Guadalupe Lopez Lomeli, 51 years old, was traveling southbound, in a white, Toyota Camry, on South Edison Road.  It is reported that she failed to stop completely at the posted stop sign, before driving into the intersection at Highway 223.

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The Toyota drove directly into the path of a tractor-trailer, that was going 55 miles per hour on the highway, and carrying 79,780 lbs. of cement powder, on Bear Mountain Boulevard.

Lomeli died at the scene of the crash.  The semi truck driver was not hurt.

Issues still remaining to be investigated include determining the speed of the big rig, whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident, and whether the facts of this accident as reported are accurate.  If you would like these issues investigated further then please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.