BPD recommends charges in detached trailer death

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is recommending charges against a man whose trailer killed one man and severely injured another.

On Aug. 2, Hunter Wainscott, 18 and Michael Evans, 32, both of South Carolina, were on a church mission in Bakersfield when the trailer detached at the intersection of White Lane and Wible Road.

The pair were standing on the corner when the utility trailer crashed into them, killing Evans and severely injuring Wainscott.

BPD Sgt. Ryan Kroeker said investigators have submitted a recommendation of charges to the district attorney.

Sgt. Kroeker said the department will not release the driver's name until a decision is made by the district attorney, who is still reviewing the case. 


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