BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Update: The Kern County Coroner’s Office has identified one of the deceased as 44-year-old Carla Latrice Strother of Bakersfield.
Two people are dead early Friday morning in a fatal crash in South Bakersfield.
California Highway Patrol confirms the accident happened around 6:53 a.m. south of CA-223 on South Union Avenue leaving two dead and one person with major injuries.
The CHP said a white pickup truck was travelling north in the southbound lane of Union Avenue when it hit a Honda sedan driving on Highway 223. The truck driver was a man while the Honda driver was a woman.
A passenger in the truck suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The department said the case is being investigated as a DUI.