1 Killed in Crash at Mouth of Kern River Canyon
Car Goes Over Side of Highway in Fatal Bakersfield Accident
Bakersfield, CA (January 20, 2019) – One person was killed in a crash in Bakersfield. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of January 20 at the mouth of the Kern River Canyon.
Emergency crews responded to calls of a vehicle over the side of Highway 178. They found the vehicle involved, which went down into the canyon. One person appeared to have been ejected from the vehicle. The victim died at the accident scene.
The body was retrieved and brought back up to the highway. No other victims were found. The canyon road was closed for several hours.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.