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CHP: Woman killed in head-on crash south of Arvin

Wheeler Ridge Road and Teale Road crash
Posted at 7:12 AM, Oct 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-18 16:07:20-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif (KERO) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly head-on collision Monday morning that left one woman dead south of Bakersfield.

Jasmine Leann Soofi, 21, of Bakersfield, was declared dead at the scene, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

According to CHP, the crash happened at about 1:44 a.m. Monday near Wheeler Ridge Road and Teale Road just south of Arvin.

Officials say a four sedan was allegedly driving recklessly in the wrong direction before the crash.

The car slammed into the big rig with both vehicles ending up in a ditch.

According to the traffic control page, northbound lanes will be closed for around five hours while crews try to recover both vehicles out of the ditch.