Flurencio Martinez Arrested after DUI Collision on Highway 33

TAFT, CA (August 24, 2022) – Sunday night, a DUI crash near Wood Street killed Sergio Andres Lopez Mata and Edgar Eduardo Herrera Garcia.

The incident occurred just after 9:00 p.m., at the intersection of Wood Street and Highway 33. Emergency crews were dispatched to the area shortly after.

According to reports, Flurencio Martinez was driving a small car along Wood Street and collided with a semi-truck. The impact of the collision left Mata, Garcia, and two other passengers with moderate to severe injuries.

Medics arrived and pronounced 46-year-old Mata from Tijuana, Mexico, and 35-year-old Garcia, of Bakersfield dead at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, Taft Officials arrested 20-year-old Martinez, of Bakersfield for vehicular manslaughter and DUI.

At this time, an active investigation to determine more information is still underway. Once available, further details will be provided.

The team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Sergio Andres Lopez Mata and Edgar Eduardo Herrera Garcia.

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