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Head-on Crash in Bakersfield Kills Two, Injures Third

Bakersfield, CA – A fatal crash on January 17, 2024, claimed the lives of a 64-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, as reported by KBAK.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Highway 65 and Highway 155, prompting a California Highway Patrol response at 6:45 PM. According to CHP, a southbound Chevrolet on Highway 65, north of Highway 155, collided with a northbound Nissan. The Nissan entered the southbound lane for unknown reasons, resulting in the collision.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan did not survive the crash. The Chevrolet driver sustained moderate to major injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Highway 65 experienced closure from Highway 155 to Avenue 2 for about three hours to facilitate investigation and roadway cleanup.

The cause of the Nissan’s entry into the southbound lane is yet to be determined, and the crash remains under investigation by CHP. Identifications of the deceased have been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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