On Friday, April 21, 2017, a big rig crash ended in fatality east of Wasco. The Kern County tractor-trailer collision happened on Highway 46, at around 2:00 AM.
A black Honda, driven by Ismael Castro,22 was traveling on State Route 46, headed westbound. For an unknown reason, the automobile struck the back of a semi truck, then drove off the freeway down into an orchard.
Castro died at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.
Issues still remaining to be investigated; determining whether road conditions may have contributed to this accident, and any malfunctions of the vehicle.