Officials identify driver killed in crash near mouth of Kern River Canyon

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The coroner identified the driver killed in Tuesday’s crash near the Kern River Canyon as Alejandro Garza from Shafter.

CHP says he was going westbound on  Highway 178 before going off the road and down the embankment.

The highway was shut down for about five hours as responders worked to retrieve his body and get the vehicle out of the canyon.

The crash was reported just after 8:00 a.m.

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