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One man dead following a collision on Highway 178

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Posted at 7:39 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 01:18:54-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officials are investigating a fatal car collision along Highway 178 near Cowflat Road that occurred shortly after 7 p.m.

According to the California Highway Patrol traffic page, the vehicle hit a guardrail, rolled down the mountain, and collided into a tree that is above the water in the Kern River.

The CHP traffic page state's that the driver of the vehicle was ejected, but the Kern County Sheriff's Office says the driver may have been found pinned in his vehicle.

It is unclear whether the driver was the only person in the vehicle.

Several emergency crews are on scene investigating.

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