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Taft, CA – Fatal Traffic Crash with Semi-Truck at Lokern & Hwy 33 Takes One Life

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Taft, CA (June 28, 2021) – A fatal traffic accident occurred Sunday, June 27, in Taft. One person, identified as a 22-year-old Taft resident, lost their life in the collision. 

According to information from officials, the wreck occurred at Lokern and Highway 33 while the victim was traveling west, stopped at the intersection of Lokern & Hwy 33. A semi-truck was headed north on the highway when the victim, who was driving a PT Cruiser, attempted to turn left into the path of the big rig. The Cruiser was struck on its left side at around 12:13 a.m. on June 27. 

The driver, whose name has not been released at this time, lost his life at the crash scene. The driver of the semi-truck sustained no injuries. 

Police in Taft continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. Our thoughts are with those involved and affected by this crash in Taft. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

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Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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