Two Children Pronounced Dead after Car Crash near Highway 65

BAKERSFIELD, CA (May 18, 2022) – Tuesday afternoon, Gary Knox Dozier was involved in a crash on James Road that killed two children.

The deadly collision happened around 3:43 p.m., on James Road near Highway 65 and Airport Road.

According to reports, a 14-year-old was driving a westbound white two-door Nissan sedan with passengers aged 9, 10, and 11.

As the Nissan approached a stopped bulldozer on the side of James Road, the bulldozer began to move along into the path of the Nissan.

To avoid the bulldozer, the Nissan driver veered left, but its right side collided with the bulldozer’s bucket.

Eventually, officers arrived and declared the front passenger, age 10, and the right rear passenger, age 11, dead at the scene from their injuries.

Meanwhile, medics rushed the driver, age 14, and the left rear passenger, age 9, to Kern Medical for treatment.

At this time, CHP withheld the names of the children involved. However, crews identified the driver of the bulldozer as 69-year-old Gary Knox Dozier, of Wasco.

Dozier stayed and cooperated with the authorities. At this time, an active investigation is underway.

Furthermore, the loved ones of victims made a GoFundMe page to help with their financial needs during this time.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victims. May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Losing a loved one in a car accident is always traumatic and affects all aspects of the life of those left behind. At Sweet James, they understand what you and your family are going through. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. They have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury, and wrongful death. Contact their offices by calling (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. To request a police report, click here.

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