A local woman is dead after California Highway Patrol officers say she lost control of her Jeep and overturned on Elk Hills Road Saturday night in Buttonwillow.
Officers say 23-year-old Jamie Tweedy of Taft was behind the wheel when her '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee drifted off the road.
24-year-old Tevis Stephens was riding with Tweedy and was taken to Kern Medical Center with moderate injuries.
The CHP said for unknown reasons, Tweedy drove off the road and her Jeep overturned. Both she and Stephens were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the Jeep.
Tweedy was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to her Facebook page, she's a graduate of Morro Bay High School. An outpouring of people have posted on her page.
CHP officers don't believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.