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Fiery fatal crash closes Hwy 43 near I-5 early Thursday morning

CHP officers report at least one person has died in a crash
The CHP reports this crash has resulted in a fatality
Posted at 5:56 AM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 08:56:27-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The CHP reports an early morning crash has resulted in a fatality on Highway 43 just north of Panama Lane.

The crash happened just after 5 a.m. after officers say a big rig crashed into a tree and caught fire.

All lanes are blocked this morning and drivers are urged to avoid the area. Officers recommend Stockdale Hwy as a detour to access I-5 this morning.

We have a news crew en route to the scene and we will provide more information on this crash as it becomes available.