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Fatal Semi-Truck Collision Left Eleazar Rivera Mejia Dead

BAKERSFIELD, CA (October 20, 2021) A head-on crash claimed the life of Eleazar Rivera Mejia Saturday evening.

Officers responded to the incident around 7:00 p.m., when Mejia’s vehicle veered onto the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a semi-truck on Comanche Road.

Due to the impact of the collision, 32-year-old Mejia, of Arvin died at the scene.

However, the semi-truck driver did not sustain any injuries.

At this time, Bakersfield officials are working to identify the circumstances surrounding the head-on crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Sweet James sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Eleazar Rivera Mejia.


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