TEHACHAPI, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2024) — A fatal crash happened Thursday morning at Tehachapi Willow Springs Road and Oak Creek Road in Tehachapi.
The collision occurred at around 7:20 a.m. on Jan. 18th, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Kern County Fire Department responded to the scene to help those injured, but at least one person died at the scene. The drivers of a black Hyundai Tuscon and black electric BMW SUV were involved.
Police requested county roads respond to close down Tehachapi Willow Springs Road between Oak Creek Road and Backus Road.
The case remains under investigation.
Kern County Traffic Statistics
There were 5,391 injury and fatality collisions in Kern County in 2020, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the Office of Traffic Safety. Also, 785 of these collisions involved alcohol and 847 were speed related, the report said. The county ranks in 16th place out of 58 similar sized counties in California for it’s number of traffic injuries and fatalities.
Furthermore, the report states that 326 of the injury or fatality collisions involved a motorcyclist and 228 involved a pedestrian.
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Source: CHP Incident: I0017
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