Collision, car fire causes delays on Highway 99 south of Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A crash and vehicle fire along northbound lanes Highway 99 slowed traffic Friday evening near Highway 166.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the crash involving a Jeep and a sedan was reported just after 5 p.m. in northbound lanes of Highway 99 just north of the Highway 166 onramp. The Jeep was reported to have caught fire.

Traffic was closed in a bypass lane for several hours as crews investigated and cleared the scene.

It was not immediately known if anyone was injured in the collision.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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