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CANYON CLOSURE: Highway 178 reopened in both directions after crash

Vehicle over side of canyon caused closure of Highway 178
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Posted at 2:32 PM, May 17, 2024

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Highway 178 is now reopen in both directions after crews worked to recover a vehicle that went over the side of the canyon Friday afternoon.

A 70-year-old man drove his SUV off the side of Highway 178 about 1.5 miles from the mouth of the canyon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash is listed as a major injury.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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