UPDATE (11/10, 9:40 a.m.): The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two people killed in yesterday’s collision as 31-year-old Wasco resident Alexi Jovani Murillo and 20-year-old Delano resident Celeste Christine Turner.
UPDATE (12:20 p.m.): The CHP says it’s not yet known if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. The highway was closed for three hours in both directions.
UPDATE (9:06 a.m.): Two people were killed in this morning’s head-on collision on Highway 46 near Wasco, according to the CHP.
The department said a woman driving a Honda was pronounced dead at the scene and that the driver of a BMW was taken to Kern Medical for treatment, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
UPDATE (8 a.m.): Highway 46 is now back open in both directions, according to the CHP.
WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — At least one person has been killed in a collision on Highway 46 near Wasco early this morning.
The California Highway Patrol is reporting that the accident happened at around 4:30 a.m. on the highway at Beech Avenue. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, which has blocked all lanes, according to the department. Highway 46 has been closed in both directions and traffic is being detoured in the area.
This article will be updated once more information becomes available.