Bakersfield, CA (October 20, 2023) – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 178 on Thursday, and one of the drivers involved was a senior officer with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the CHP’s findings, a 31-year-old man was driving west on Highway 178 at Kelso Valley Road around 11:30 p.m. when the incident took place.
Two people, including the driver and a motorcyclist, died. The officer was hurt, along with at least one other person, but their current conditions are unknown.
Officers are still conducting an investigation in the meantime.
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