Crash on I-5 escape ramp briefly shuts down northbound lanes at Grapevine

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP needed to temporarily close northbound lanes of Interstate 5 south of Grapevine Road Sunday afternoon because of a crash on an escape ramp.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported at around 3:15 p.m. at the east escape ramp just south of Grapevine Road. A Caltrans camera at the ramp appeared to show a vehicle and fire engines at the top of the ramp. At least one person needed to be rescued.

One person reported to dispatchers that the car went through fencing at the end of the ramp and crashed into the side of the mountain.

One person was reported have suffered major injuries and northbound lanes were briefly closed for a medical helicopter to transport the injured.

Northbound I-5 lanes at the Grapevine reopened at around 4:10 p.m.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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