Dense Tule Fog Triggers 20-Car Pileup South of Bakersfield

The California Highway Patrol says multiple people have major injuries from a freeway pileup in dense fog that reportedly involved more than 20 vehicles.

The wreck occurred around 8:15 a.m. on the Highway 166 off ramp
from Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow, south of Bakersfield.

The CHP says the accident started when someone rear-ended a big-rig as patches of thick seasonal fog obscured visibility on the heavily traveled roadway.

That triggered a chain reaction of crashes all the way across the Highway 166 bridge over I-5.

None of the injuries were reported as fatal.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-01-11-08 1319EST

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