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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Coroner identifies accident victim

  • Taft woman died in crash on Highway 119 Sunday
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  • The Taft woman who died Sunday evening in a traffic accident on Highway 119 has been identified by the Kern County Coroner as Kathleen Ann Kauk, 64.
    She was the driver of a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan that overturned on the highway just west of Highway 43.
    The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
    The CHP said in a written news release that Kauk was eastbound on the highway at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday when her vehicle swerved to the right, went out of control and left the roadway, overturning and coming to rest on its side. Kauk was wearing her lap belt, the CHP and Coroner said.
    The CHP said it is investigating the possibility that a medical problem may have have been a factor in the accident.
    The Coroner's news release made no mention of a cause of death.
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