KCSO Identifies Tulare Man Killed in Fiery 5 Freeway Crash near Stockdale Highway
BAKERSFIELD, CA (July 12, 2021) – Paulie Pryce Nunez Cortez was identified as the man who died in a fiery accident in Bakersfield Friday last month, June 18.
The accident happened around 6:00 a.m. on 5 Freeway near Stockdale Highway. CHP officials said Cortez was driving a vehicle when he crossed over the center median for unknown reasons and collided with a semi truck. The impact caused the car to burst into flames.
Cortez suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. He was a 21-year-old Tulare resident, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
It is unknown if speed, drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. Further investigation is underway.
We send deepest condolences to the family and friends of Paulie Cortez.
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