Sedan destroyed after rear-ending truck on Highway 99 in Bakersfield

2 people were hurt; alcohol may be factor

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Highway 99 is back open this morning after witnesses said a Sedan slammed into the back of a big rig.

At about 1:00 a.m., the truck driver said the car passed him at a high rate of speed and he watched as it rear-ended the truck near Hwy 99 and Merle Haggard Drive.

Kern County Firefighters had to cut two people free and they were taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

The CHP said alcohol may have played a factor.

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