Head-on collision occurred between Highway 43 and I-5 overcrossing
A Bakersfield man was killed early Saturday in a head-on collision on Highway 119 between Interstate 5 and Highway 43
The Kern County Coroner's office identified him as George Everett Hall, 26.
Hall was driving a 1991 Honda Accord eastbound on the highway just east of Highway 43 at an unknown rate of speed when his vehicle veered over the double yellow center lines and directly into the path of a westbound semi truck driven by Harvey Palacio, 32, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Palacio hit his breaks and veered onto the right shoulder in an attempt to avoid the collision but the Honda continued into the path of the truck and they collided head-on, the CHP said
Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Palacio was not injured.
Both men were wearing seatbelts, the CHP said.
Traffic was blocked for aout two hours after the crash, which was reported at 3:53 a.m.