Weather may have played a role an crash that killed a man and shut down part of Stockdale Highway in central Bakersfield for several hours.
Police say it happened around 6:00 Monday morning when the driver of a pickup came up behind a gardening truck that had stalled near New Stine Road. That driver tried to brake but swerved on the slick roads and hit the truck and its driver instead.
The driver of the gardening truck was in the street looking at his vehicle when he was hit. He died at the scene.