Man killed by his own truck in Kern County oilfield

Man killed by his own truck in Kern County oilfield
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TAFT, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man was fatally injured by his pickup Friday on a Chevron oil lease in rural western Kern County.

The man parked his Ford F-250 on an inclined dirt road in the area of Midoil and Midway roads, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck started to roll backward and struck and dragged the man.

The man was transported to Kern Medical Center via air ambulance. He was pronounced dead at KMC, the CHP said.

The man's name was withheld pending the notification to next of kin.