Two-Vehicle Crash near Driver Road Left One Fatality

SHAFTER, CA (August 17, 2023) – Monday afternoon, one person was declared dead following a fiery collision on East Lerdo Highway. Units from the Kern County Fire Department responded to the crash around 4:34 p.m. on East Lerdo Highway and Driver Road. Upon arrival, firefighters extinguished the flames from both vehicles fast enough to search inside the two cars. Tragically, the first responders also declared one person dead at the scene. The Kern County Coroner’s Office will identify the deceased victim once the next of kin has been notified. Police reported no other injuries from the collision. In the end, Shafter Officials shut down the East Loredo Highway between Cherry Avenue and Vultee Road as crews clear the scene. Those with additional information about the fiery two-vehicle crash are encouraged to contact the local authorities promptly. Shafter Officials will post more information once made available to the public.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
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