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CHP: Lanes reopened on I-5 following deadly crash

California Highway Patrol, CHP, File
Posted at 12:20 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 16:42:25-04

FORT TEJON, Calif. — UPDATE (1:30 PM): The California Highway Patrol said a 25-year-old Bakersfield woman was killed, two children suffered major injuries, and another child had moderate injuries after a late Tuesday night single-car crash on northbound I-5, south of Grapevine Road. CHP said the driver, Juan Morales Jr., was arrested after officers found a loaded pistol inside the car.

The crash happened shortly after 11 p.m.

CHP said one seatbelt was shared between two boys, ages 7 and 5, who suffered major injuries. A 3-year-old girl who was in a child safety seat suffered moderate injuries and 1-year-old boy who was in a child safety seat was uninjured, said CHP.

The crash closed northbound I-5 for about four hours.

CHP said alcohol and drugs are not suspected factors in the crash and the incident is still under investigation.


UPDATE (7:50 AM): Caltrans says all lanes of I-5 near the Grapevine have reopened following a crash late Tuesday night.


A deadly crash has led to all lanes of the I-5 near the Grapevine to close on Tuesday night.

According to the CHP incident page, at least one person has died in a head-on crash involving two vehicles just after 11 p.m. on the northbound I-5, just south of Grapevine Road.

Lanes will be closed for at least an hour.