30-vehicle crash shuts down I-5 near Bakersfield

Posted at 12:11 PM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-31 15:50:51-05
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol is responding to a multiple vehicle crash on southbound I-5. 
It happened just before 9:00 a.m. Initial reports are that nearly 30 vehicles were involved. Multiple injuries have been reported. Two people have been confirmed dead. 
Southbound lanes of I-5 are shut down just north of the I-5/99 split. 
It is suggested that drivers take an alternate route. 
It is unknown when the roadway will reopen. 
This is a developing story and will be updated.