Man dead in morning crash with big rig

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — One man is dead following a crash Monday morning on Old River Road at Copus Road, south of Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol said a minivan swerved around 6:30 a.m. into oncoming traffic, clipping a trailer of a semitruck. The truck driver reportedly saw the van coming toward him, and he tried pulling to the side, but the van swerved too far to avoid the crash.

The van's driver, 38-year-old Cipriano Maximo-Bernal, of Porterville, was killed. Four passengers in the van, all from Porterville, weren't injured, the CHP said.

The truck driver also wasn't hurt.