Update (Oct. 17): A California Highway Patrol officers investigation determined a 24-year-old man was driving a 2009 Infinity G37 northbound on South Vineland Road at an unknown speed north of Buena Vista Road.

For an unknown reason, officers said the driver let the Infiniti drift off to the east dirt shoulder. The driver then turned the vehicle towards the left and in the process lost control as it continued traveling in a northwestern direction, according to CHP.

Officials said the front right of the Infiniti crashed into a tree and the impact caused the Infinity to rotate so the passenger side crashed into another tree. Both driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither the passenger nor the driver were wearing seatbelts, according to CHP.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

The crash remains under investigation.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two people were killed in a crash Sunday night in Lamont, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported just before 10:15 p.m. on South Vineland Road just south of Buena Vista Road, according to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page. One vehicle was reported crashing into an orchard.

A CHP officer at the scene confirmed to 17 News two people inside a vehicle died in the collision.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known and it remains under investigation.