Richard Christopher Young, 51, of Bakersfield dies in fatal Kern County car crash

Kern County car crash death of Richard Christopher Young – Obituary

Richard Christopher Young has been named as the person killed in a fatal Kern County crash in Shafter last month.

On May 13, Young was the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a train and caught fire on Santa Fe Way between Orange and Burbank Streets in Shafter. Young was declared dead on the spot.

At the time of the incident, 137 people were on board the train, according to officials. Three people were injured, but they were treated on the spot by medical personnel.

Young’s death was ruled an accident by the coroner.