Jose Cruz Killed in Bakersfield Collision

2 Dead Following Crash on Highway 33

Two people were killed in a Bakersfield traffic accident Saturday evening. One of which has been identified as 22-year-old Jose Wuilver Rodas Cruz.

CHP reported that the crash occurred on March 12th just before 5 p.m. on Highway 33.

Cruz was reportedly traveling north before losing control and drifting into oncoming traffic.

As a result, his vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle. 

Sadly, Cuz and his passenger, Mario Gomez Mendoza, 53, died at the scene.

The other involved driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

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