Arnold Hardimon Killed in Grapevine Big Rig Crash on Highway 99


Arnold Hardimon Killed in Highway 99 Collision near Grapevine

Arnold Hardimon Dies in Highway 99 Collision near Grapevine

Grapevine, California – Arnold Matthew Hardimon, 54, of Bakersfield, died following a Grapevine big rig crash that occurred on Highway 99 late Saturday night, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 11 p.m. August 22, CHP said a 2007 Mercedes CLK pulled onto the right side of southbound Highway 99 then accelerated suddenly to the left.

The Mercedes drifted into the path of a tractor trailer, leading to the crash south of Highway 166.

Hardimon was the driver of the Mercedes and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 42-year-old woman was taken to Kern Medical for treatment of her injuries.

Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the crash, according to the report.

The crash caused a closure of all lanes of southbound Highway 99 for nearly four and a half hours.

The CHP is investigating the incident.

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