UPDATE: Hwy. 43 back open at Panama Lane following fatal crash

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UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): Highway 43 between Stockdale Highway and Panama Lane is now back open, according to Caltrans.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A person has been killed in a crash on Highway 43 in southwest Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that at around 5:13 a.m., a semi truck crashed into a tree on Highway 43 at Panama Lane and caught fire. Another semi truck was also involved in the crash.

The CHP said Highway 43 between Interstate 5 and Stockdale Highway is currently closed.

This article will be updated once more information becomes available.

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