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Highway 178 Head-On Collision Left One Fatality

BAKERSFIELD, CA (October 14, 2021) Police are investigating a deadly head-on crash on Highway 178 that left one man killed, said CHP.

The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m., when a man driving westbound on 178 drifted into the right shoulder into the other lane.

As a result, the vehicle struck a Ford Explorer head-on. Due to the impact of the crash, the CHP declared one driver dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the 68-year-old female Ford driver from Wofford Heights suffered from moderate injuries.

Bakersfield Officials are working to identify the circumstances surrounding the deadly head-on crash on Highway 178.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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