BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP says five people were injured — two of them severely — after the car they were traveling in, veered off the road and crashed into a tree along Highway 99 near Taft Highway Friday evening.
Officials said an 18-year-old woman was airlifted to a local hospital and another passenger suffered major injuries when their vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree along the southbound lanes of Highway 99, just south of Taft Highway just after 6:30 p.m.
Three other passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries.
The group was traveling from the Fresno area, CHP in Bakersfield said.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash and all passengers were wearing seat belts.
CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.