Hwy.178 shut down due to fatal accident

Hwy.178 shut down due to fatal accident »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Two people are dead following an accident on Highway 178 and Rancheria Road involving a Kern County Fire Department ladder truck.

According to authorities, firefighters were responding to another accident in the canyon when they turned around because they were no longer needed.

While heading westbound, the ladder truck was struck head on by a car traveling eastbound.

Hwy.178 was closed for about eight hours due to the investigation.