BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — One woman has died after her vehicle collided with a telephone pole in Lamont Saturday night.
CHP officers reported to the wrecked vehicle laying on its side near Weedpatch Highway and E Panama Lane, just north of Lamont around 8:25 p.m.
According to officials investigation, a 20-year-old Bakersfield woman was behind the wheel of a 2005 Toyota traveling westbound on E. Panama Lane, just east of highway 184, when she made an unsafe turning movement, which caused the Toyota to leave the road.
The vehicle then crashed into a wooden utility pole north of the roadway, CHP said.
The woman sustained major injuries from the collision of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to officers.
CHP is still investigating if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
The crash site closed E. Panama Lane for several hours during CHP’s investigation and while crews repaired the utility pole and power lines, according to a release from CHP.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call CHP at 661-396-6600.