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Highway 99 Traffic Accident Kills One, near County Line Road, in Delano

August 22, 2016- A traffic accident ended in fatality in Delano, on Monday.  The Kern County pickup truck collision occurred on Highway 99, at about 3:30 PM.

Hugo Contreras, 35, of Bakersfield, was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 southbound on State Route 99.  The pickup, for an unknown reason, drifted onto the shoulder of the freeway, then lost control, near County Line Road.


The truck rolled over, hit an electrical box, and then burst into flames.  The driver was pinned inside the vehicle.

Contreras was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Investigation is needed to determine whether the vehicle malfunctioned, and whether road conditions may have contributed to the accident. Please give Attorney John Rozier a call. Your lawyer for all wrongful deaths, and car collisions. 559-713-0159, or contact the firm online.