BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two people were killed and four were injured in a collision on Interstate 5 at Highway 43 on Wednesday.
The California Highway Patrol said shortly after 11 a.m., a 2003 GMC was heading southbound on I-5 while a 2021 Toyota was heading northbound. The department said the GMC had a tire tread separation, leading the driver to make an unsafe turn.
The GMC overturned multiple times, during which the driver and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. The passenger was subsequently struck by the Toyota, according to the CHP.
There were two additional occupants in the GMC. One of them suffered minor injuries and another had major injuries. Both were taken to Kern Medical for treatment, the department said.
The driver and a passenger in the Toyota, both from Santa Clara, suffered minor injuries but sought their own aid.