BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One person has died, three people were injured — including two Bakersfield police officers — following a crash during a pursuit Thursday morning southeast of Bakersfield and north of Lamont.

The crash killed a driver in the area of South Vineland and Muller roads. Two officers were injured a woman suffered serious injuries, according to police. The vehicles ended up in an orchard just off the road.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the crash occurred as officers were in pursuit of a driver in a reported stolen vehicle. The department said officers began the pursuit of a driver in a tan GMC Sierra just after 2 a.m. at California Avenue near Oak Street.

The pursuit was called off due to high speeds on Edison Highway at around 2:15 a.m., according to police. A few minutes later, officers continued pursuit of the vehicle as the driver was seen on Weedpatch Highway near Highway 58.

Police officials said the driver in the reported stolen vehicle crashed on Weedpatch Highway near Mountain View Road at around 2:21 a.m. and the driver, identified by police as Michael Monte Stephens, 21, of Delano, was taken into custody. Stephens was hospitalized after “experiencing a medical issue unrelated to the collision,” the department said in a statement.

After the pursuit ended, dispatchers received a call about a crash involving a Bakersfield police patrol vehicle that happened at South Vineland and Muller roads.

The crash involved Bakersfield police and a Honda Accord. A man driving the Honda was killed and a female passenger was taken to a hospital with moderate to major injuries. Two Bakersfield police officers were injured and taken to a nearby hospital with moderate to major injuries. All survivors of the crash were listed in stable condition, according to a statement by police.

The California Highway Patrol said the Bakersfield officers were traveling southbound on South Vineland Road at the time of the crash. The passengers in the Honda were traveling westbound on Muller Road at the time of the collision, according to CHP.

CHP did not identify the Bakersfield officers but said the officers were 23 and 24 years old. CHP said the unidentified deceased driver was a 30 year old man from Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Terry released a statement Thursday morning regarding the deadly crash.

“Our hearts go out to all affected by this tragic accident. Events like this result in a necessary examination of what happened and why,” Terry said.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the deadly collision and Terry said the Bakersfield Police Department will fully cooperate.

We will update this story as we learn more information.