UPDATE: 6 injured, including 3 children, in I-5 rollover crash near Lebec

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UPDATE: Six people, including three children, were injured in yesterday’s rollover crash on northbound Interstate 5 at the No. 2 turn thru near Fort Tejon State Historic Park.

The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a GMC made an abrupt left turn from the No. 2 lane onto the left shoulder. The vehicle struck a guardrail and overturned down an embankment.

A 7-year-old suffered major injuries in the crash while two adults and a 9-year-old had moderate injuries, according to the department. A 27-year-old and a 2-year-old suffered minor injuries.

All occupants were taken to Kern Medical for treatment, the CHP said.

All lanes on northbound I-5 were closed for a short time following the crash, according to the department.


LEBEC, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has been injured in a crash on northbound Interstate 5 near the Fort Tejon State Historic Park.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that at around 1:16 p.m., it received reports of a crash on northbound I-5 at the #2 turn thru. Officers learned that a white Ford Explorer went off the roadway, rolled over and ended up down in a ditch.

The department is reporting that there are seven occupants in the vehicle, including three children. The driver became unconscious due to a head wound but is breathing, according to the CHP.

At this time, it is unknown what the extent of the driver’s injuries are or whether anyone else was injured in the accident. This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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