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Fatal Big-Rig Collision on Wheeler Ridge Road in Arvin

ARVIN, CA (October 21, 2021) – Authorities are investigating a head-on crash that claimed the life of Jasmine Leann Soofi Monday morning.

The fatal incident occurred 1:44 a.m., near Wheeler Ridge Road and Teale Road. Emergency crews responded to the area shortly after.

According to investigators, a four-door sedan drove recklessly into the wrong direction of the roadway. As a result, the sedan collided head-on with a big-rig, sending both vehicles into a ditch.

Due to the impact, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office declared 21-year-old Jasmine Leann Soofi of Bakersfield, dead at the scene.

In addition, Arvin officials closed down the northbound lanes for at least 5 hours to conduct an investigation.

No further information has been provided to the public.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jasmine Leann Soofi.


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