10 and 13-Year-Old Juveniles Dead in Morning Rollover Crash on 5 Freeway
BAKERSFIELD, CA (August 24, 2019) – Two children were killed following a rollover crash Saturday morning on 5 Freeway in Bakersfield.
The crash happened just before 10:00 a.m. about 3 miles north of Stockdale Highway.
Officials said an SUV was traveling southbound on 5 Freeway when it went into the center divider before veering to the right shoulder. It then overturned several times, ejecting two juveniles from the car.
As a result, a 10-year-old boy died at the scene. A 13-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was also declared dead. Both were not wearing seat belts during the crash.
The driver and two other passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries.
No identifying information is being released at this time. CHP officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the loved ones and friends affected by this tragic loss.
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