UPDATE (July 27) — A 33-year-old man from Las Vegas died in the multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Friday on the Northbound Interstate 5 near Twisselman Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene after life-saving measures were attempted by medical personnel.
According to CHP’s investigation, a group of motorcycles was traveling within close proximity to one another on I-5 northbound, north of Twisselman Road. The victim was driving a motorcycle and crashed into another vehicle. He was ejected from his motorcycle.
This crash is still under investigation. It is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol were a factor. Anyone with information can contact the Buttonwillow area CHP office at (661) 764-5580.
UPDATE (4:21 p.m.) — Northbound I-5 has reopened but the southbound lanes remain closed, Caltrans said.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Interstate 5 is closed in both directions due to a multi-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes just south of Twisselman Road, authorities said.
At least two vehicles were involved, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Caltrans is advising motorists to take an alternate route. There was no estimate as to when the highway will reopen.