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5 fatalities in California car crash

Five people have tragically lost their lives in a single-car accident in Bakersfield, according to authorities in the area. The California Highway Patrol confirmed five fatalities in the crash, which happened around 5 p.m. the afternoon of Feb. 16. The cause of the accident is not yet confirmed, so the official investigation is still underway as of this report. 

According to preliminary findings, it appears a minivan carrying three adults and two children was traveling northbound on Highway 99 when the accident occurred. For reasons that have not yet been articulated, the vehicle left the roadway traveling at some 70 mph and struck a tree head-on. The force of the impact was enough to trap the driver in the front seat, where he was later cut out of his seat belt by emergency responders. 

2 People Killed in a Fiery Santa Ana Motorcycle-Car Crash

Last month in early January at about 1:30PM in Santa Ana California, a motorcycle and car collided and burst into flames.

The crash occurred near McFadden Avenue and Raitt Street. A man driving a motorcycle was speeding on Raitt street and lost control of his vehicle, crashing into a woman driving a car. The woman was making a U-turn to move it for street cleaning.

2 dead, 9 injured in fatal motor vehicle accident

A three-car collision has resulted in two deaths and at least nine injuries, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of two people. So far, no charges have been filed against either of the drivers involved in the crash, but the incident remains under investigation at the time of this report. 

According to the accident report, around 2:33 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 3, a wrong-way vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes apparently struck two other vehicles. The 21-year-old driver of that vehicle was killed in the multiple impacts, as was a passenger she was transporting. The passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died at the accident scene. 

Fatal car accident kills 2 in California

Two people have died and four others were injured in a car wreck in Northridge, according to local sources. The fatal car accident, which claimed the lives of two adults, was reported around 2:00 p.m. the afternoon of Jan. 26. At this point, no charges have been filed by California authorities against anyone involved in the accident. 

According to the police report, the accident involved a sports car and a passenger vehicle and took place near Parthenia Street. The details of the collision were not included in this report, but it has been confirmed that a driver and front seat passenger of the sedan were trapped in their vehicle and needed to be extricated from the wreck. They were rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, and two rear passengers in their vehicle were also hospitalized in conditions described as being serious. 

Fatal car accident claims 2 lives in California

Two people are dead and four more are in serious condition following a severe crash in Northridge, according to police. California authorities in Los Angeles responded to the fatal car accident, which claimed the life of a driver and passenger in one of the two vehicles involved in the crash. It is unclear what caused the accident, but police have not filed charges against the surviving driver at this time. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, the violent car crash took place around 2 p.m. the afternoon of Jan. 26. A sports coupe and a passenger sedan collided, causing serious damage to both vehicles. The passenger in the sports vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. He would be pronounced dead later that day. 

Glendale Suspect in Hit-and-Run Crash Arrested

In Glendale, California, a suspect has been arrested for the hit-and-run collision, killing 72-year-old Novar Ismailyan.

Last month on Friday, December 28th, 61-year-old Mira Gjura was taken into custody for suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. She was booked and released on $50,000 bail.

There is new video surveillance showing the scene moments before the crash. The footage shows Ismaliyan leaving a store just before she was hit by a car near Glenoaks Boulevard and Linden Avenue. The vehicle sped away from the fatal accident scene.

The motor vehicle involved in the crash has been recovered and is being examined by forensic specialists.

Fatal car accident in California

An elderly woman has tragically lost her life following a two-car crash in Napa, according to police. California authorities responded to the fatal car accident that claimed the life of a 78-year-old Napa woman. It is unclear whether the woman was responsible for the crash, but the Napa Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is still working to determine the specifics of the accident. 

According to the report released, around 3:12 p.m. on Jan. 19, a grey SUV traveling northbound reportedly veered into southbound traffic for reasons unknown. This caused a head-on crash with a southbound passenger car. The force of the impact flipped the car onto its roof. One of the two drivers, the 78-year-old woman, was found unconscious in her vehicle and was extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel and bystanders. 

1 dead, 1 injured in California fatal car accident

One man is dead and another is in critical condition following a head-on crash near San Diego. California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 44-year-old man from out of state. A second driver, a 67-year-old man, was seriously injured in the fatal car accident. Police have not filed charges in this case, but they are still investigating the cause.

According to the report, around 4 p.m. the afternoon of Jan. 13, the younger driver entered Interstate 5 going the wrong direction off of State Route 163. The driver traveled across all lanes of I-5 before crashing headlong into a minivan headed the opposite direction. He them hit the concrete divider. The force of the impact trapped both drivers in their vehicles, requiring fire services to extricate them.

Pedestrian Struck by a Minivan in Fresno

Last month, on Monday, December 10th a pedestrian was hit by a minivan in Southwest Fresno, California.

A 50-year-old man was walking near Eden Avenue and Teilman Avenue when a minivan crashed into him and drove off. The man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The police have a lead on the suspected driver and are investigating this hit-and-run. Authorities seem to think there may have been an argument preceding the crash. They found and detained the driver of the minivan, described as a 40-year-old man, for questioning.

Fatal car accident in California kills 2

A wrong-way crash north of Los Angeles has claimed two lives and sent three other people to the hospital, according to local sources. California Highway Patrol has not ruled out intoxication as a possible factor in the fatal car accident that happened in the early morning of Dec. 27. For the moment, no charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing at this time.

According to the accident report, around 3:30 a.m. a driver in a passenger vehicle apparently entered the northbound lanes going south. Police believe the driver may have been intoxicated at the time, leading to the wrong-way situation. The driver traveled at least 4 miles in the wrong direction, prompting concerned motorists to call 911.

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