UPDATE: Two killed in Hwy. 65 collision identified

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UPDATE (7/26): The Kern County Coroner has identified the two people who were killed in the collision as 85-year-old Delano resident Charles Elbert Melton and 27-year-old Porterville resident Blas Roman Jr.

(7/24): BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has died following a head-on collision Saturday along Highway 65.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported just after 1 p.m. on Highway 65 near Burbank Street. A mini van and an SUV collided, CHP reports.

Traffic is closed on Highway 65 at Imperial Street.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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