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CHP: Deadly crash reported on Hwy. 178, Elizabeth Norris Road

CHP: Deadly crash reported on Hwy. 178, Elizabeth Norris Road
Posted at 6:34 AM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 13:46:10-05

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KERO) — One person was killed in a crash early Monday morning when their vehicle went down an embankment on Hwy. 178 in the Lake Isabella area.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 63-year-old man was eastbound on Hwy. 178 west of Elizabeth Norris Rd when his vehicle left the roadway. He then made an "abrupt" left turn and lost control. His vehicle overturned, crossing over the road and down an embankment.

The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. A passenger in the car sustained "moderate" injuries and was transported to the Kern Medical Center. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision.

Hwy. 178 was closed for a period of time during the investigation.