By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
The driver of a car in which a Bakersfield man died early Sunday when it struck a semi truck, was alcohol-impaired, the California Highway Patrol said.
Samuel Isaac Alarcon, 21, died at the scene of the 2:33 a.m. accident at Old River Road just south of Highway 119.
According to the CHP, Alarcon was a passenger in a southbound 2005 Kia Rio driven by J. Mayorga-Espinal, 20, of Bakersfield on Old River Road.
Parminder Singh, 36, was driving a tractor trailer combination commercial vehicle northbound on Old River Road.
The CHP said in its report that Mayorga-Espinal was intoxicated, and allowed his car to drift into the northbound lane.
Alarcon, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.
Mayorga-Espinal was taken to Kern Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Singh was taken to Bakersfield Heart Hospital with minor injuries.
The CHP is continuing its investigation.