Hwy 178 reopens through canyon after wreckage recovered from deadly crash

Highway 178 through the Kern River canyon is closed Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, after wreckage from a fatal crash was discovered. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Octavio Flores)

UPDATE: The Kern County coroner on Tuesday, Dec. 19, identified this driver as 25-year-old Kyle Greene.


The California Highway Patrol on Tuesday closed Highway 178 through the Kern River canyon to recover the wreckage from a deadly crash.

The roadway has since reopened.

The family of the driver filed a missing person's report Tuesday and later located the wreckage.

The car slid off of the road and rolled around 150 feet down an embankment, according to the CHP.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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