Kern County coroners have identified the Paso Robles couple killed in a fiery crash Tuesday near Bakersfield as Nicole and Timothy Bomicino, both age 31.
The pickup truck the Bomicinos were riding in was involved in an 11-vehicle pileup in the southbound lane of Interstate 5. Four big-rigs and seven passenger vehicles collided about 5:18 p.m. north of Highway 119, fire spokesman Sean Collins said.
Six of the vehicles caught fire. The pickup truck stopped behind one big-rig and was rear-ended by another and caught fire, said John Van Rensselaer, coroner’s investigator.