Clifford Vance ID’d as Man Killed in Head-On Crash on Merle Haggard Drive near Airport Drive in Bakersfield
Bakersfield, California (January 16, 2020) – The Kern County coroner's office has identified the man who died in a traffic accident that occurred last week Thursday near Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield as Clifford Vance, 60, of Bakersfield.
The deadly crash took place at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, January 9 on Merle Haggard Drive near Airport Drive.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Vance was driving a Kia Soul on Merle Haggard Drive when for an unknown reason, his Kia collided head-on with a Jeep Wrangler.
Vance was transported to Kern Medical, where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.
The accident remains under investigation.