Fatal Crash at Norris Road and Melody Lane 

43-year-old Edward Valdez Rios was killed as the result of a two-vehicle collision in Bakersfield on Friday morning. 

The accident was reported around 7 a.m. on Norris Road on January 21st.

According to reports, a Honda Civic and Ford F-250 pickup truck were among the vehicles involved. 

The truck was reportedly making a U-turn at the intersection at the time of the crash. It was also believed that the Honda was speeding. 

Rios, the driver of Honda, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at 7:19 a.m. 

Neither drugs or alcohol were suspected to play a factor. 

The crash remains under investigation.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Edward Valdez Rios. 

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.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident. 

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