On July 7, 2016, a fatal semi truck collision happened in Kern County, on Thursday. The big rig accident took place on Interstate 5, just north of Highway 99, at about 5:00 AM.
A person in a white Nissan car had pulled over onto the shoulder of I-5, to help another car that had run out of gas. Both occupants of the two vehicles got out of their cars to fill the gas tank.
At that time a FedEx tractor-trailer veered off the side of the freeway and hit the two men, and the Nissan.
One of the victims died at the scene of the accident.
The other man suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital.