Southbound Interstate 5 just south of Highway 41 in Kings County is closed due a fatal crash involving two semi trucks.
One person was killed and another sent to the hospital in the I-5 crash at Kettleman City around 2:40 p.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Marc McWilliams.
Around 4:30 p.m. the Central Valley Transportation Management issued an alert that Caltrans set up a detour from southbound Highway 41 to southbound Highway 33 to eastbound Highway 46 and then back to southbound I-5.
The Caltrans automated road conditions line is (800) 427-ROAD (7623) or conditions can be checked online.
No more information was immediately available.