Woman Killed in Bakersfield Car Crash on 5 Freeway near Rowlee Road

Bakersfield Car Crash
Woman Killed in Fiery Crash on I 5 near Rowlee Rd in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California (June 21, 2023) – A woman was killed in a car crash on Wednesday morning in Bakersfield.

The fatal crash happened at around 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 5 Freeway near Rowlee Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 27-year-old woman was driving a 2019 Volkswagon SUV in the number one lane when she drifted into the number 2 lane and crashed into the rear of a semi-truck.

The SUV rolled over and caught fire after the crash, igniting fireworks in the trunk.

Authorities say a 21-year-old female passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The semi-truck driver was unhurt.

More details about the accident were not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.