BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman was killed and two other suffered major injuries in a rollover crash Sunday afternoon along Highway 99 and Olive Drive in Bakersfield, according to California Highway Patrol.
Emergency responders were called to Highway 99 near the southbound Olive Drive onramp for a report of a crash just after 2:30 p.m.
CHP said the rollover happened after a Bakersfield man driving a 2004 Ford southbound on Highway 99, approaching Olive Drive, when he mad an unsafe turn and lost control of the Ford. The Ford went off the roadway and crashed into a wooden signpost and overturned.
The driver and right front passenger were wearing seatbelts during the crash and suffered major injuries. A third woman passenger in the backseat of the Ford was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was declared deceased at the scene.
Officials said alcohol and or drugs were not factors in the crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Area, at 661-396-6600.
The Kern County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased at a later time.