Medical problem may have caused fatal accident
A fatal traffic accident in Taft may have been triggered by a medical condition.
The California Highway patrol is investigating the accident, which was reported at about 1:45 p.m..
Officers said the victim was southbound on Lierly in a Hyundai Elantra when the car crashed into a fence in front of a house at Oak and Lierly.
Emergency crews attempted to resuscitate the victim, identified only as a 42-year-old Taft man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers said a possible medical condition is being investigated as the cause.