Fatal Semi-Truck v Pickup-Truck Accident near Old River Road in Taft

TAFT, CA (June 18, 2021) – Tuesday afternoon, Amy Alteneder was killed in a crash between a semi-truck and a pickup-truck on Highway 119.

The incident occurred around 2:00 p.m., on June 8. Emergency crews arrived shortly after.

Per reports, a woman driving a tan pickup truck was heading north on Old River Road when she veered onto Taft Highway, and struck an eastbound semi-truck.

Due to the extent of her condition, Alteneder died at the scene. Moreover, paramedics transported the passenger, Alteneder’s husband, to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and did not sustain any injuries.

Later on, the coroner’s office identified the deceased victim as 54-year-old Amy Alteneder.

Bakersfield authorities closed down Taft Highway for approximately three hours to conduct an investigation. Once available, more information will be released.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Amy Alteneder.


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