In Honor of Lance Stephens

Zachary Thiel, 25, of Nebraska, was driving a semi northbound on Enos Lane when he stopped his vehicle to backup onto Panama Lane. Lance Stephens, 35, of Taft, was also traveling northbound on Enos Lane when he saw Thiel’s trailer in front of him.

In an attempt to avoid a crash, Stephens veered to the right and ended up colliding with the left rear of the semi.

Stephens suffered major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical, according to CHP. CHP release additional details in morning crash on Panama and Enos Lanes

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