BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 3:30 PM) All lanes are reopened on Southbound Highway 99 following a crash that left two people with major injuries.
BAKERSFIELD, Update: All lanes are now OPEN. Expect brief delays as remaining traffic clears the area. https://t.co/gSwUeNRSO4— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) October 28, 2020
Two passengers are in the hospital with major injuries and multiple lanes are blocked following a crash on Southbound Highway 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP reported the crash around 11:53 a.m. at SB Hwy. 99, north of Rosedale Highway. According to CHP, three vehicles were involved, two big rigs and a passenger vehicle.
Investigation shows that two of the vehicles, a semi-truck and a 2006 Honda Civic, were stopped in the #3 lane of SB. 99. The third vehicle, another semi-truck, approached the stopped traffic and, for unknown reasons, was unable to stop and crashed into the Honda. The Honda then collided with the semi-truck.
Two passengers in the Honda, a 36-year-old woman and a juvenile, suffered major injuries in the crash and were taken to Kern Medical.
The other drivers were not injured.
The crash also resulted in around 100 gallons of diesel fuel being spilled in the roadway. According to CHP, crews are still working to clean up the scene.
CHP said it does not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in this crash.
At this time the #2 and #3 lanes are blocked.
The investigation is ongoing.