2 people killed, 9 injured in pileup that closed fog-shrouded I-5 in California

Two people were killed and nine others were injured Saturday in a massive pileup on Interstate 5 in California involving 35 vehicles as thick fog impeded visibility, authorities said.

The deadly pileup occurred on the southbound side of the freeway in Kern County but both sides were closed and traffic was diverted, the California Department of Transportation, known as Caltrans, said on X.

Caltrans did not provide further details, and the Califonia Highway Patrol and Kern County Fire Department could not be reached for comment.