1 Killed, Several Injured in Car Crash on Highway 14 near Ricardo in Kern County

Highway 14 Car Crash
Fatal Highway 14 Car Crash in Kern County

Kern County, California (May 13, 2022) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Highway 14 car crash that happened Thursday afternoon in Kern County.

The accident occurred at about 4:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near Abbott Drive near Ricardo.

Authorities said a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer collided with an SUV for unknown reasons.

One person died in the crash, and several others sustained unspecified injuries, CHP said.

A horse in the trailer was also injured. Animal Control responded to tend to the animal.

All northbound lanes and one southbound lane of the highway were closed following the accident. All lanes were reopened at 9:14 p.m.

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