Man Killed in Highway 46 Accident Identified
88-year-old Donald Lavern Beith has been ID’d as the man who was killed on May 7th in Kern County.
Beith was operating a U-Haul truck at the time of the accident when a tanker truck hit him as it was turning left.
Beith was traveling east on Highway 46 and the truck was turning left onto the Highway.
The elderly man was left unconscious and sadly died at the scene.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Donald Lavern Beith.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
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