51-Year-Old Driver Dead after Semi-Truck Accident near Challenger Drive

TEHACHAPI, CA (March 31, 2022) Late Tuesday morning, Gabino Perez Martinez was killed in a big-rig crash on Highway 58.

According to California Highway Patrol, the incident happened just after 11:00 a.m., when the driver hit the center median.

Due to the impact of the collision, medics pronounced 51-year-old Martinez of San Bernardino, dead at the scene.

The surrounding area on Highway 58 was closed for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Although, the road has since reopened.

At this time, an active investigation is still currently underway. Once available, further details will be provided.


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