Fatal Crash State Route 178, Kelso Valley Road in Weldon, Kern County

 Fatal Crash State Route 178, Kelso Valley Road in Weldon, Kern County

One Killed, One Injured in Crash on SR-178

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2023) — A fatal crash happened Saturday night on State Route 178 near Kelso Valley Road in Weldon, a census-designated place in Kern County.

A motorcyclist died in the collision involving several vehicles including a BMW and a Ford Explorer.

A Kern County Sheriff’s deputy was among the motorists involved in the deadly multi-vehicle traffic accident.

It happened at around 11:45 p.m. on October 7th, according to KGET.

Authorities reported the deputy was traveling eastbound on Highway 178 when the vehicles collided, leaving the motorcycle split in half.

One of the people injured was unconscious and medical crews applied tourniquets to the person’s leg and an arm. A second person was conscious and treated for minor injuries. Mercy Air was unable to transport the most seriously injured person to a hospital due to darkness.

Unfortunately, at least one person died in the collision.

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Source: KGET

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