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KCSO deputy involved in Highway 178 accident in Kern River Canyon

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Posted at 10:56 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 02:33:31-05

An accident involving a KCSO deputy was reported in the mouth of the Kern River Canyon on Highway 178 Tuesday night.

The deputy hit a large boulder while traveling eastbound in the roadway around 10 p.m., according to officials.

Heavy rain was reported in the area. They think the crash was weather related.

Initial reports indicated the deputy received only minor injuries.