Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Laval Incident
DATE: April 9, 2023
TIME: 02:48

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vehicle Accident
Location: Northbound Interstate 5 and Laval Rd
Closest Community: Tejon Ranch
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

TEJON RANCH, Calif., At approximately 2:48 am Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a traffic collision at Laval Rd and I-5. First arriving crews found all six occupants of the vehicle had been ejected. Four patients with life threatening injuries were treated and the KCSO Coroner was requested for two persons who had suffered fatal injuries. One air ambulance was launched, and an additional ground ambulance was requested to expedite the transport of patients.


Many choose to travel by car during holiday weekends. If you do, leave early to not be in a hurry. Never drive when drowsy and avoid distractions. Wear your seatbelt and obey posted speed limits. 


Injuries: 4
Fatalities: 2

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $0
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 51, 53, 55, 56
Patrols: None
Trucks: 55
Specialty Equipment: Batt5

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

CHP, Mercy Air, Hall Ambulance, KCSO Coroner

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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