Hwy 65 near Famoso Road in Bakersfield reopened after head-on crash

At least three people seriously injured

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 65 are back open following a head-one crash that closed the route near Famoso Road for more than two hours.

On August 22, at about 7:30 a.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol went to Highway 65 and Famoso Road to investigate a three car crash.

When officials arrived they found two of the cars had crashed into each other head-on.

At about 8:00 a.m., officers with the CHP began to turn traffic around and announced the lane closures in both directions.

Officials said travelers going northbound should needed to the detour from Jackson to Quality Road, back to Famoso Road.

A medivac helicopter was called to the scene. There is no official word on injuries, but the CHP originally reported at least three people were seriously hurt.

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