Arvin man's death is 'tragic reminder' to buckle up

Arvin man's death is 'tragic reminder' to buckle up

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The death of an Arvin man Saturday evening is a "tragic reminder of why we advise the motoring public to buckle up every time they are in a vehicle," said a news release from the California Highway Patrol.

Jesus Rios was killed when he was ejected from the Ford Explorer he was driving as it rolled over on a dirt road.

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. Saturday on a dirt access road south of David Road and east of Valos Road.

Rios was driving at a high rate of speed according the CHP and allowed the 1996 Ford Explorer to drift onto a softer portion of the dirt road. He then turned back to the right and the Explorer overturned several times before landing on its right side.

Coroner's investigators identified the driver in a news release Sunday as 51-year-old Jesus Guadalupe Pinzon Rios of Arvin.