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2 Sheriff's Deputies Killed in Fiery Crash

IN BRIEF/The State/BAKERSFIELD

October 21, 2005|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two Kern County sheriff's deputies died in a fiery crash early Thursday when a pickup rear-ended their car.

Josh Stancliff, 22, and Corey Wahl, 23, were stopped at a light about 1 a.m. when their car was struck and burst into flames.

The pickup's driver, a 23-year-old Bakersfield man, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. His passenger, a 23-year-old Visalia man, was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness.

Neither was seriously injured, police said.

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