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At least one person is dead after a vehicle was found in a canal along Highway 46, east of Bakersfield

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 19:35:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — At least one person is dead after a vehicle was found in a water-filled canal along Highway 46, east of Bakersfield Sunday afternoon.

According to the California Highway Patrol traffic website, the vehicle was observed upside down in the canal, shortly before 1 p.m., near Kecks Road in Lost Hills.

A coroner has since been requested to the scene.

It is unclear how the vehicle ended up in the canal and how many people were inside.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.