5 Injured after Speeding Car Crashes into Tree on Highway 99 in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 9, 2019) – An 18-year-old woman was airlifted following a high-speed crash Friday night in Bakersfield.
The crash happened around 6:37 p.m. along the southbound lanes of Highway 99, just south of Taft Highway, also known as Highway 119.
Officials said a Ford Crown carrying five people was traveling from the Fresno area at a high rate of speed, when it veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
As a result, two occupants including the 18-year-old woman, suffered major injuries. The female teen was flown to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
The three other passengers sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash and all passengers were wearing seat belts.
No additional information was provided at this time. CHP is still investigating the incident.
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