Blown tire blamed for fatal crash east of Bakersfield

Blown tire blamed for fatal crash east of Bakersfield »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The California Highway Patrol says one person died and another was injured when their SUV blew a tire on Highway 58 near Bealville Road, south of Caliente.

The vehicle left the highway and rolled over Tuesday afternoon, the CHP said.

Wednesday, the Kern County coroner's office said the passenger was the fatality. He was identified as 55-year-old William Donald Akins, of Lancaster.

The driver's name and condition hasn't been released.