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Victim Died in Rollover Truck Collision in Kern County, on Highway 178

January 12, 2016- A rollover vehicle accident ended in fatality, in Bakersfield, on Tuesdays.  The crash occurred on State Route 178, at around 6:40 AM.  The victim in the truck collision died on Wednesday, January 13th.

A white Ford Ranger, driven by Don Templeton, 63, was headed west on Highway 178.  As the truck was near Beale Avenue on the freeway, Templeton lost control of the vehicle.


The Ford swerved to the right, hit an embankment and overturned.

Templeton was thrown from the pickup and trapped under the Ranger.

He sustained major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Kern Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead the next day, while in the hospital.

Investigation is needed to determined whether the vehicle malfunctioned, whether road conditions may have contributed to the accident.  Please give Attorney John Rozier a call at 559-713-0159, or reach our firm online.