Second man was seriously injured in collision early Thursday
The Kern County Coroner has identified the man killed in as traffic accident on Gardner Field Road Thursday as Luis Figueroa Topete, 48, of Taft.
He was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour after the accident, the Coroner said
Topete was one of two men involved in the head-on collision about a quarter mile south of South Lake Road at 7:20 a.m.
The second man, whose identity has not yet been released, was airlifted to Kern Medical center with major injuries.