Update

10-Year-Old Boy And 11-Year-Old Girl Killed, 2 Others Sustain Moderate Injuries in Bakersfield Crash

James Road between Highway 65 and Airport Road is now open after a crash involving a sedan and a bulldozer that killed the two juveniles and injured two others.

According to the CHP, the two children were killed after a 14-year-old boy crashed a 1990 Nissan ZX into a yellow CAT 972G front loader.

The Nisan was reportedly headed westbound on the roadway while the forklift, was traveling southbound on the north roadway edge of James Road, within a dirt road, west of Oil Fields Road.

Authorities said the sedan was occupied by four juveniles. The 10-year-old boy and the 11-year-old girl who were killed in the crash. The 14-year-old driver and the 9-year-old  who were taken to Kern Medical for the treatment of minor injuries

Original Story

2 Dead in Crash on James Road near Highway 65 and Airport Road in Bakersfield

Bakersfield Crash
2 Killed in Bakersfield Crash Involving Bulldozer

Bakersfield, California (May 11, 2022) – Two people were killed in a Bakersfield crash involving a sedan and a bulldozer that happened Tuesday afternoon on James Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The wreck was reported at around 3:43 p.m. between Highway 65 and Airport Road.

CHP said a white two-door Nissan sedan collided with a bulldozer under unclear circumstances.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and confirmed that two people died in the accident.

The report also added that after Caltrans officials responded to the scene and set up cones, a white Chevrolet Silverado with a solo occupant went through the Caltrans closure, running over several cones and almost hitting a Caltrans worker.

The cause of the accident remained unknown at the time of the report.

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