Police Arrested Filberto Esparza as Highway 99 Crash Suspect
Bakersfield, CA (July 22, 2020) – On Tuesday, police arrested Filberto Esparza for being a suspect in a fatal car crash on Highway 99.
The California Highway Patrol received a report at around 10:25 p.m. about a car that is on fire on the center median northbound of Highway 99 at Merced Ave.
Rescuers found a Honda Pilot facing south on the center median. The vehicle’s rear-end was damaged, which may have caused the fire. Authorities found a dead man in the driver seat.
Meanwhile, the 64-year-old Filberto Esparza was driving a semi-truck at the same time. He was traveling north on SR-99 in the #3 traffic lane with a speed of 55 mph. His vehicle was behind another big rig that exited at Merced Avenue. While Esparza continued moving north and hit the rear of the Honda Pilot.
Moreover, it is unidentified if the Honda driver was stopped or was moving at a slow speed.
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