UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): Highway 43 between Stockdale Highway and Panama Lane is now back open, according to Caltrans.
Kern County: State Route 43 between Stockdale Highway and Panama Lane- Update as of 11am: ALL LANES OPEN AND CLEAR following earlier traffic collision and area fire— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) July 8, 2021
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.