BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An accident on State Route 178 closed the mouth of the canyon for about an hour, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At around 11:14 a.m. this morning, an accident involving a head-on collision between a Jeep Cherokee and a Toyota Corrola forced the California Highway Patrol to close both directions of State Route 178 at the mouth of the canyon.
CHP Officers suspect that the driver of the Toyota Corolla was drinking and driving and was driving on the wrong side of the road at around 40 mph before colliding with the Jeep Cherokee.
That driver of the Corolla was arrested and two people in the Jeep Cherokee were taken to San Joaquin Community Hospital with moderate injuries.
The CHP re-opened SR 178 at about 12:40 p.m. Officials are still investigating the accident which caused the closure.
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