California's I-5 was closed in a pileup that killed 2 people and injured 9 others in a fog.(Part-1)

A large pileup that occurred on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Saturday resulted in the deaths of two individuals and injuries to nine others, according to the police. 

The accident involved as many as forty automobiles and occurred in hazy conditions.

According to the California Department of Transportation, also known as Caltrans, the fatal collision that happened on the primary north-south highway of the West Coast took place on the southbound side of Interstate 5 in Kern County.

Approximately one hundred thirty miles north of the boundary between Los Angeles County and Kern County.

As investigators from the California Highway Patrol sought to reconstruct components of the pileup and determine an official cause, the freeway remained closed at Millux Road, according to Tami Grimes, a spokesperson for the CHP.

Several fatalities were confirmed by Grimes. On Saturday evening, she stated that additional details were anticipated.

According to Jim Calhoun, the Battalion Chief of the Kern County Fire Department, nine other persons were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. This information was provided to the Bakersfield NBC affiliate KGET.

During the morning hours of Saturday, Caltrans reported that the freeway was plagued by fog conditions. Calhoun reported that visibility had decreased to approximately 10 feet when rescuers arrived.

Watch this space for further developments.