Burned semi-truck that hung off Highway 58 overpass at Highway 99 in Bakersfield now cleared

Northbound and southbound 99 lanes now open

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A semi-truck that caught fire and hung off the Highway 58 overpass at Highway 99 has been cleared off, northbound and southbound lanes are now open, including the southbound transition to eastbound State Route 58. 

The initial call to California Highway Patrol at 8:21 a.m. said three cars and a semi-truck were involved in an crash.

There were no injuries.

The truck was hanging off the transition ramp from southbound Highway 99 to eastbound Highway 58. Debris was falling from the ramp. The transition was closed and will be for several hours.

CalTrans must inspect the bridge to ensure it is safe to drive.

One piece of the cab was hanging over the side of the transition ramp, but has since been safely removed.

The northbound lanes of the Highway 99 were closed. One southbound lane is open.

Drivers are directed to exit at Stockdale Highway.

There was a previous accident on Highway 99 at Rosedale Highway were a semi-truck jack-knifed.

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