UPDATE: Woman killed in crash on Highway 178 near Weldon

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UPDATE (10 p.m.): The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the woman killed in Wednesday’s collision as 46-year-old Kori Marie Kolstad of Weldon.


UPDATE (6:05 a.m.): The California Highway Patrol said a woman was driving a Ford Explorer on eastbound Highway 178 near Weldon when, for an unknown reason, she lost control of the vehicle.

The department said the Explorer went onto the south shoulder of the roadway, at which point, the driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to travel in a northerly direction across both lanes of traffic. As the Explorer traveled out of control onto the north shoulder, it overturned.

The driver, a 46-year-old woman from Laguna Woods, was taken to Kern Medical for treatment but ultimately died from her injuries, according to CHP.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating a collision that killed one person Wednesday afternoon along Highway 178 near Weldon.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision happened just after 3 p.m. on Highway 178 at Paul’s Place Drive.

It’s unclear what caused the crash, but the vehicle, described as a Chevy Suburban, overturned. CHP reports a person was taken to Kern Medical with major injuries but was later pronounced dead.

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