2 dead in multiple crash along foggy I-5 near Bakersfield




BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Highway patrol officials say at least two people died after multiple vehicles crashed along a foggy stretch of Interstate 5 near Bakersfield.

Bakersfield television station KBAK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hDBsNw) a man and a woman from Manteca have been confirmed dead.

The California Highway Patrol says several vehicles crashed Saturday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Highway 99 split north of Bakersfield.

The California Department of Transportation says southbound lanes on Interstate 5 remain closed as of 1:45 pm.


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Officials are advising motorists to take alternative routes.

Photographs of the scene show a semi-trailer cut in half, an SUV crashed into the back of a trailer and at least two other damaged passenger vehicles that came to a halt in the median.

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