30-Year-Old Victor Hugo Garay Jr. Killed in Bakersfield Truck Crash on Highway 99 in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California (May 17, 2019) – 30-year-old Victor Hugo Garay Jr. has been identified as a man who was killed in DUI truck accident in Bakersfield Thursday night, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident, which happened at approximately 6:32 a.m. May 16, occurred at 64231 Dillon Road, between Keith and Louise streets.
The initial reports showed that Garay was a passenger in a Honda whose driver was allegedly driving while intoxicated. The accident happened when the motorist lost control of the car and slammed into the vehicle on the southbound side of Highway 99, just south of the California Avenue off-ramp. A FedEx truck came upon the collision and overturned onto its side. It was not clear whether or not the Truck crashed with the Honda, but video clips were indicating it next to the mangled car shoulder.
The crash resulted in death to Garay who was riding in the Honda. It was not clear whether or not the driver was injured following the wreck. It was confirmed that the truck driver was not hurt in the wreck.
The California Highway Patrol arrested and charged the Honda driver for DUI.
Meanwhile, the crash remains under an active investigation.
We pass our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Victor Hugo Garay Jr. A sudden loss of a loved one is a disheartening event and a great set back.
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