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Deadly crash on the I-5 involving multiple vehicles

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 10:24:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Two people are dead following a multiple-vehicle crash on the I-5 just south of Kings County and the Kern County line Sunday just before 5 p.m.

CHP officers responded to the crash, involving four vehicles. Officers said a Lincoln was going northbound on the I-5, when for unknown reasons, it went into the center median and spun out into southbound lanes.

According to CHP, the Lincoln collided with a big rig, then hit another, before crashing head-on with a Ford Mustang.

CHP said the two people in the Lincoln died at the scene, and two people from the Ford were transported to a hospital with moderate to major injuries.

No one from the two big rigs were injured.

Southbound lanes were shutdown for about three hours, but lanes are back open.